An international comparison of minimum wages and labour market outcomes

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Author: Mavromaras, Kostas G.; Sloane, Peter J.; Zhu, Rong


This research is based on international comparisons of minimum wages and was undertaken on behalf of the Fair Work Commission with the purpose of informing the Annual Wage Review of 2015-16. In particular, it seeks to examine labour market outcomes for countries similar to Australia in terms of economic development and institutional arrangements, while recognising that low wages may be influenced just as much by collective bargaining as by statutory minimum wages. Six countries are compared over the period 2003 to 2014. Three of them - Australia, France and New Zealand - have high...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Income; Labour market; Outcomes; Economics; Employment; Demographics; Research

Keywords: Minimum wage; Wage; Labour mobility; Labour economics; Economic development; Unemployment; Comparative analysis

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania; New Zealand; France; Great Britain; Europe; Canada; United States; North America

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: Fair Work Commission, 2016

Physical description: 43 p.

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ISBN: 9780994535832

Statement of responsibility: Kostas Mavromaras, Peter Sloane and Rong Zhu

Resource type: Report

Rights: This work is copyright. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, all other rights are reserved.

Call number: TD/TNC 126.369

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