Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung

Navigation zu den wichtigsten Bereichen.

Hauptnavigation.


Zertifikat "audit berufundfamilie"


Inhaltsbereich: Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung

Do minimum wages improve self-rated health?

Availability

Abstract

"In this paper we analyze whether the introduction of the general minimum wage in Germany in 2015 had an effect on workers' self-rated health. To study this question, we use survey-data linked to administrative employment records and apply difference-in-difference regressions combined with propensity score matching. This approach enables us to control for a vast set of possibly confounding variables. We find on average significant improvements of self-rated health for individuals who are affected by the reform. Our results indicate, that a significant reduction of weekly working hours potentially drives this result." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

Author


Bibliographical information

Hafner, Lucas; Lochner, Benjamin (2019): Do minimum wages improve self-rated health? * Evidence from a natural experiment. (IAB-Discussion Paper, 17/2019), N├╝rnberg, 30 p.
 

Infobereich.

Abspann.