The Minimum Wage Revisited in the Enlarged EU

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Overview

"This book provides in-depth and innovative analysis of the minimum wage in Europe. The authors explore its role and scope within the enlarged EU, and address the question of whether there should be harmonization between the individual member states or even a common EU minimum wage. They also examine the impact of the minimum wage at the national level, looking at trends and effects through case studies of specific policy issues and industrial sectors." Bringing together 15 national studies from noted European specialists in the field, this timely collection aims to stimulate the current debate. It will appeal to academics, students, researchers and policymakers working in labour economics in particular, and European studies more generally.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849800150
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead is a senior adviser at ILO, responsible for the issues of wages and working conditions. He has managed many international projects on social issues and is the author of many books and articles on wages, industrial relations, social dumping, workers' participation, and social policies in general.

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Table of Contents

1 Minimum wage revival in the enlarged EU: Explanatory factors and developments Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead Vaughan-Whitehead, Daniel 1

2 Bulgaria: A shift in minimum wage policy Vassil Tzanov Tzanov, Vassil 57

3 Croatia: Moving towards a more active minimum wage policy Danijel Nestic Nestic, Danijel 85

4 Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania: Minimum wages in a context of migration and labour shortages Jaan Masso Masso, Jaan Kerly Krillo Krillo, Kerly 113

5 France: Towards the end of an active minimum wage policy? Jerome Gautie Gautie, Jerome 153

6 Germany: What role for minimum wages on low-wage work? Gerhard Bosch Bosch, Gerhard Thorsten Kalina Kalina, Thorsten 185

7 Greece: Neglect and resurgence of minimum wage policy Eugenia Fotoniata Fotoniata, Eugenia Thomas Montos Montos, Thomas 213

8 Hungary: The consequences of doubling the minimum wage Janos Kollo Kollo, Janos 245

9 Ireland: A successful minimum wage implementation? Brian Nolan Nolan, Brian 275

10 The Netherlands: Minimum wage fall shifts focus to part-time jobs Wiemer Salverda Salverda, Wiemer 299

11 Poland: Minimum wage, employment and labour migration Jacek Wallusch Wallusch, Jacek 341

12 Sweden: A minimum wage model in need of modification Per Skedinger Skedinger, Per 367

13 Turkey: Minimum wage in tension between economic and social concerns Seyhan Erdogdu Erdogdu, Seyhan 407

14 United Kingdom: Developing a progressive minimum wage in a liberal market economy Damian Grimshaw Grimshaw, Damian 473

15 Towards an EU minimum wage policy? Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead Vaughan-Whitehead, Daniel 509

Index 531

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