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Research Paper IZA Discussion Papers 9633

Low paid employment in Britain: estimating state-dependence and stepping stone effects

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Publication date

Jan 2016

Summary

Using 18 waves of the British Household Panel Study, this paper examines state dependence and stepping stone effects of low pay. A distinguishing feature is that five types of transition- not in the labour force (NILF), unemployment, self-employment, low pay and higher pay are modelled separately. The results show that both state dependence and stepping stone effects of low pay are present. However, there is no evidence to support a low-pay no-pay cycle. The introduction of the national minimum wage does not appear to have affected state-dependence and stepping stone effects of low pay.

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Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics

Subjects

Labour Market, Welfare Benefits, and Wages And Earnings

Links

https://ideas.repec.org/p/iza/izadps/dp9633.html


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  1. Low paid employment in Britain: estimating state-dependence and stepping stone effects

    Lixin Cai, Kostas Mavromaras, and Peter Sloane

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    2. Welfare Benefits
    3. Wages And Earnings

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