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Report MiSoC Explainers

Does a high minimum wage make it harder for minimum wage workers to progress?

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Publication date

Dec 2020

Summary

We used data from the UK Household Longitudinal Study and the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings to examine the impact of minimum wage increases between 2008 and 2018, including the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW), on the progression of minimum wage workers to higher paying jobs.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5526/misoc-2020-001

Subjects

Labour Market, Labour Economics, Economics, Public Policy, and Wages And Earnings

Links

MiSoC Explainers series - https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/misoc/our-research/key-findings/explainers; Download - https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/files/misoc/reports/explainers/minimum-wage.pdf; Impact of the National Living Wage on earnings - project website - https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/research/projects/an-investigation-of-the-impact-of-the-nlw-on-earnings-with-a-focus-on-pay-differentials

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