The impact of minimum wages on the youth labour market: an international literature review for the Low Pay Commission

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Croucher, R. and White, G. 2011. The impact of minimum wages on the youth labour market: an international literature review for the Low Pay Commission. London The Low Pay Commission.
TypeProject report
TitleThe impact of minimum wages on the youth labour market: an international literature review for the Low Pay Commission
AuthorsCroucher, R. and White, G.
Abstract

A comprehensive literature survey is conducted to evaluate the international evidence on the effects of minimum wages on youth employment. Only minimal employment effects were found; although there is some evidence that increases in minimum wage rates for 16-17 year olds affects employment, the effect tends to disappear with age. Minimum wages are more likely to have a negative effect on the youth labour market where there are no separate rates for younger workers. The impact may be positive where youth rates were set at an appropriate level, while any adverse effects may be offset by governmental actions to support employment for young workers.

Research GroupEmployment Relations group
PublisherThe Low Pay Commission
Place of publicationLondon
Publication dates
PrintMar 2011
Publication process dates
Deposited12 Apr 2011
Output statusPublished
Web address (URL)http://www.lowpay.gov.uk/lowpay/research/pdf/CroucherWhiteFinal.pdf
LanguageEnglish
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