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Ronald Bachmann, Bernhard Boockmann, Myrielle Gonschor, René Kalweit, Roman Klauser, Natalie Laub, Christian Rulff, Christina Vonnahme

Auswirkungen des gesetzlichen Mindestlohns auf Löhne und Arbeitszeiten

Studie im Auftrag der Mindestlohnkommission. Projektvergabe durch die Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin (BAuA). Vergabe-Nr. 547 615-Wa-MLK 015. Endbericht

The research project aims to evaluate the effects of the introduction of the and increases of the statutory minimum wage on wages and working hours. The project was carried out jointly by RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IAW) and the IZA – Institute of Labor Economics on behalf of the German Minimum Wage Commission. The report answers the following research questions: To what extent can changes in the wage structure between 2014 and 2019 be attributed to the statutory minimum wage? To what extent are the effects of the minimum wage on hourly wages due to adjustments in gross income or working hours? What effects did the minimum wage have on wage inequality? How has wage mobility reacted to the statutory minimum wage? What impact did the minimum wage have on paid and unpaid extra hours? To what extent has the minimum wage affected multiple job holdings?