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Effects of the statutory minimum wage on the wage structure and hours worked – MLK015

In this project, we evaluate the effects of the statutory minimum wage on working hours and wages. We analyse both the minimum wage introduction of 8.50 euros in 2015 and subsequent minimum wage increases. The main data set for the analysis is the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). To validate the results, we conduct analyses based on the Structure of Earnings Survey (VSE/VE). In addition, we examine the impact of the minimum wage on wage inequality, wage mobility, multiple job holdings, overtime, non-working time arrangements and working time recording.

Project start:
01. December 2020

Project end:
31. January 2022

Project management:
Dr. Christina Vonnahme, Prof. Dr. Ronald Bachmann

Project staff:
Myrielle Gonschor, Roman Klauser, Christian Rulff

Project partners:
Institut für Angewandte Wirtschaftsforschung

Geschäfts- und Informationsstelle für den Mindestlohn/BAuA