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The National Minimum Wage and Hours of Work: Implications for Low Paid Women.

Abstract:

The largest group of beneficiaries from the introduction of the National Minimum Wage in the UK were women working part-time. A potential threat to these wage gains is a reduction in the working hours available, with part-time (flexible) jobs particularly vulnerable. This paper reports a range of difference-in-difference estimates using individual-level data from the New Earnings Survey and the British Household Panel Survey. No significant changes in hours worked by either full- and part-tim...

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Journal:
Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics
Volume:
64
Publication date:
2002-01-01
URN:
uuid:f40ece96-79a8-44b8-afd4-b6cb0d571062
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:11161
Language:
English

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