Working Paper No. 584

Minimum Wages and Employment in Swedish Hotels and Restaurants

Publicerad: November 11, 2002Antal sidor: 42Nyckelord: Minimum Wages; EmploymentJEL-koder: J23; J31; J51

Minimum Wages and Employment in Swedish Hotels and Restaurants Per Skedinger


This paper considers the effects of union-bargained minimum wages on transitions into and out of employment in the hotels and catering industry over the period 1979–99. This industry is characterised by a high fraction of unskilled labour input, high worker turnover and binding minimum wages. The empirical approach identifies workers affected by real minimum wage increases and decreases, respectively. Job separations and accessions for the treatment groups are then contrasted to the outcomes for control groups, with wages marginally above those of the treatment groups. Unlike previous studies, this paper also considers same-period transitions for same-wage workers who are unaffected by minimum wage changes. This procedure should help to control for unobserved differences between high- and low-wage workers and is made possible by the diversified minimum wage structure of the industry. According to the results, increasing minimum wages tend to be associated with non-negligible employment effects (except for teenagers during 1993–98). The evidence regarding decreasing minimum wages is less conclusive.

Per Skedinger

Kontakt

Tel: 08 665 4553
per.skedinger@ifn.se

Varför skolan slutade leverera och hur det kan åtgärdas

Kunskapssynen och pedagogiken

135087438-origpic-201a45.jpg_0_0_100_100_250_391_85.jpg

Vad är det som styr verksamheten i den svenska skolan? Förutom regelverket finns det många antaganden och föreställningar om skolan idag. Författarna menar att vi behöver frigöra oss från det rådande paradigmet och se skolsystemet från ett helt annat perspektiv. 

Institutet för Näringslivsforskning, Grevgatan 34 - 2 tr, Box 55665, SE-102 15 Stockholm, Sweden | Tel: +46-(0)8-665 45 00 | info@ifn.se