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IFN Newsletter

A Minimum Wage for all EU Workers?

IFN Newsletter
Reference
Skedinger, Per (2020). “A Minimum Wage for all EU Workers?”. IFN Newsletter (1), 1–4.

Author
Per Skedinger

A recent proposal to regulate minimum wages at the EU level has not been well received in the Nordic countries, in which these wages traditionally have been set in negotiations between unions and employers. This article discusses what research has to say about the employment effects of collectively agreed minimum wages and, in light of these findings, disputes the need for supranational minimum wage fixing in the Union.

Per Skedinger

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