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International Journal of Manpower

Employment Effects of Union–Bargained Minimum Wages: Evidence from Sweden's Retail Sector

Scientific Article in English
Reference
Skedinger, Per (2015). “Employment Effects of Union–Bargained Minimum Wages: Evidence from Sweden's Retail Sector”. International Journal of Manpower 36(5), 694–710. doi.org/10.1108/IJM-02-2013-0037

Author
Per Skedinger

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the effects of collectively agreed increases in minimum wages for manual workers on employment transitions and hours. Design/methodology/approach – The econometric approach relies on the identification of workers affected by minimum wage changes, depending on their position in the wage distribution and contrasts outcomes for these workers to those for unaffected workers, with slightly higher wages.

Per Skedinger

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