The Pay Equity Effects of Minimum Wages: A Comparative Industrial Relations Approach

  title={The Pay Equity Effects of Minimum Wages: A Comparative Industrial Relations Approach},
  author={Damian Grimshaw and Jill Rubery and Gerhard Bosch},
The over-riding objective of a minimum wage is to redistribute earnings to the lower paid (Brosnan 2001, Freeman 1996). Unions, employers and governments in different countries at different points of time may emphasize other related goals — such as increased labour market participation (by providing better incentives), controlled wage growth, improved social dialogue, reduced informal employment, higher income tax revenues and lower welfare and in-work tax benefits (Recio 2006, Saget 2008… 
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