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The regional effects of Germany’s national minimum wage

Gabriel Ahlfeldt, Duncan Roth () and Tobias Seidel

Economics Letters, 2018, vol. 172, issue C, 127-130

Abstract: We show that the minimum wage introduced in Germany in 2015 led to spatial wage convergence, in particular in the left tail of the distribution, without reducing relative employment in low-wage regions within the first two years.

Keywords: Difference-in-differences; Employment; Germany; Minimum wage (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J31 J58 R12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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