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The effects of minimum wage on a labour market with high temporary employment

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  • Piotr Lewandowski
  • Agnieszka Kaminska

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We use propensity score matching and a difference-in-differences estimator to analyse the impact of minimum wage hikes on the Polish labour market in 2002-2013. We find an increase in wages and better working time standards among workers who retained their jobs, but also more separations and larger flows from permanent to temporary jobs. After 2008, the number of separations due to the minimum wage hikes reached 1% of the total employment of people aged 15-54. Women with temporary jobs suffered most.

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  • Piotr Lewandowski & Agnieszka Kaminska, 2015. "The effects of minimum wage on a labour market with high temporary employment," IBS Working Papers 7/2015, Instytut Badan Strukturalnych.
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    Keywords

    minimum wage; unemployment; temporary employment; matching difference-in-differences;
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    JEL classification:

    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J38 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Public Policy
    • J63 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Turnover; Vacancies; Layoffs

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