Estimating the effect of an increase in the minimum wage on hours worked and employment in Ireland

@inproceedings{McGuinness2018EstimatingTE,
  title={Estimating the effect of an increase in the minimum wage on hours worked and employment in Ireland},
  author={Seamus McGuinness and Paul Redmond},
  year={2018}
}
On the 1st of January 2016 the Irish National Minimum Wage increased from €8.65 to €9.15 per hour, an increase of approximately six percent. We use a difference-in-differences estimator to evaluate whether the change in the minimum wage affected the hours worked and likelihood of job loss of minimum wage workers. The results indicate that the increase in the minimum wage had a negative and statistically significant effect on the hours worked of minimum wage workers, with an average reduction of… CONTINUE READING

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