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Impacts of minimum wages: a micro data analysis for German construction sector

König, Marion ; Möller, Joachim


Abstract

In 1997 minimum wages were introduced in the West and East German construction sector. The purpose of this paper is to analyze its impact on wage growth and employment retention probability of affected workers. Following a difference-in-differences approach we propose a method to identify the effects of this quasi-experiment despite the lack of information on working hours in the large panel ...

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