The UK’s national minimum wage: watershed or damp squib?

Rob Thomas

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It is just over six years since a UK government introduced National Minimum Wage legislation. Reaction to the move at the time varied from sounds of rejoicing to gnashing of teeth, and predictions of its likely effect from 'social breakthrough' to 'economic disaster.' Thomas reviews the post-1999 research, with particular emphasis on empirical studies of the main economic effects to date.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-20
Number of pages8
JournalTeaching Business & Economics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005


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