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Inhaltsbereich: Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung

Mindestlohn: Längsschnittstudie für sächsische Betriebe



"The state Saxony was perceived as heavily affected by the introduction of the new statutory minimum wage in Germany. This caused debates on whether there will be firm-level adjustments affecting the labor market. The IAB Establishment Panel allows an analysis of such concerns based on observational establishment-level data. The data corroborate that Saxony was most severely affected by the new minimum wage and we also observe a relatively low expected employment growth of employers before the minimum was introduced. Analyzing the ex-post effects of the minimum wage, the data show a meaningful increase in gross monthly wages and even wage increases beyond the threshold of EURO 8.50. However, we barely find any measureable evidence towards a reduction in labor demand. If anything, we observe a slight reduction in new hires. By contrast, firms rather responded to the minimum wage by increasing product prices or reducing hours of work." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))


Bibliographical information

Bellmann, Lutz; Bossler, Mario; Dummert, Sandra; Ostmeier, Esther (2017): Mindestlohn: Längsschnittstudie für sächsische Betriebe. (IAB-Forschungsbericht, 07/2017), Nürnberg, 42 p.