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A Minimum Wage for all EU Workers?

2020-05 IFN Newsletter No. 1, 2020

Author(s): Per Skedinger

A Minimum Wage for all EU Workers? 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.

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Skedinger, Per (2020), "A Minimum Wage for all EU Workers?". IFN Newsletter No. 1, 2020. 

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