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Abstract:

Journal article
The regional effects of Germany's national minimum wage
Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt and Duncan Roth
November 2018

Economics Letters 172, 2018
DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2018.08.032


Tags: difference-in-differences; employment; germany; minimum wage;

We show that the minimum wage introduced in Germany in 2015 led to spatial wage convergence, in particular in the left tail of the distribution, without reducing relative employment in low-wage regions within the first two years.

DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2018.08.032