The Minimum Wage Revisited in the Enlarged EU
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The Minimum Wage Revisited in the Enlarged EU

by Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead
     
 

ISBN-10: 1849800154

ISBN-13: 9781849800150

Pub. Date: 01/01/2010

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

This book provides in-depth and innovative analysis of the minimum wage in Europe. Labor economist Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead looks at its scope within the enlarged EU and poses the question of harmonization between the minimum wages of the individual member states—or even a common EU minimum wage. The book also explores the role of the minimum wage at the

Overview

This book provides in-depth and innovative analysis of the minimum wage in Europe. Labor economist Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead looks at its scope within the enlarged EU and poses the question of harmonization between the minimum wages of the individual member states—or even a common EU minimum wage. The book also explores the role of the minimum wage at the national level, looking at trends and effects, with case studies on specific national policy issues or industrial sectors.

Minimum wage fixing has returned to the core of policy debates, as illustrated by the adoption of a statutory minimum wage by Austria, Ireland, and the UK and ongoing discussions in Germany and Sweden. Proposals to have common rules at the EU level have also multiplied since EU enlargement, in particular to minimize "social dumping"—the practice of exporting goods from countries with poor labor standards. Bringing together 15 national studies from noted European specialists in the field, this timely collection aims to stimulate the current debate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849800150
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Minimum Wage Revival in the Enlarged EU: Explanatory factors and developments—D.Vaughan-Whitehead
Bulgaria: A Shift in Minimum Wage Policy—V.Tzanov
Croatia: Moving Towards a More Active Minimum Wage Policy—D.Nestic
Estonia: Latvia and Lithuania : Minimum Wages in a Context of Migration and Labour Shortages—J.Maas & K.Krillo
France: Towards the End of an Active Minimum Wage Policy?—J.Gauti
Germany: What Role for Minimum Wages on Low-wage Work?—G.Bosch
Greece: Neglect and Resurgence of Minimum Wage Policies—E.Fotoniata &—T.Moutos
Hungary: The Consequences of Doubling the Minimum Wage—J.Kllo
Ireland: A Successful Minimum Wage Implementation?—B.Nolan
The Netherlands: Minimum Wage Fall Shifts Focus to Part-time Jobs—W.Salverda
Poland: Minimum Wage, Employment and Labour Migration—J.Wallusch
Sweden: A Minimum Wage Model in Need of Modification?—P.Skedinger
Turkey: Minimum Wage in Tension Between Economic and Social Concerns—S.Erdogdu
United Kingdom: Developing a Progressive Minimum Wage in a Liberal Market Economy; D.Grimshaw
Towards an EU Minimum Wage Policy?—D.Vaughan-Whitehead

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