The Minimum Wage Revisited in the Enlarged EU

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.

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789221219873
  • Publisher: International Labor Office
  • Publication date: 3/19/2010
  • Pages: 520
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (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

Contributors vii

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

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

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

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

5 France: Towards the end of an active minimum wage policy? Jéerôme Gautié 153

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

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

8 Hungary: The consequences of doubling the minimum wage János Köllö 245

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Index 531

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