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Minimum wages, minimum labour costs and the tax treatment of low-wage employment

Herwig Immervoll

Minimum wages, minimum labour costs and the tax treatment of low-wage employment

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Published by IZA in Bonn, Germany .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Minimum wage -- Cross-cultural studies.,
  • Labor costs -- Cross-cultural studies.,
  • Wages -- Cross-cultural studies.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Herwig Immervoll.
    GenreCross-cultural studies.
    SeriesDiscussion paper -- no. 2555, Discussion paper (Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit : Online) -- no. 2555
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD5701
    The Physical Object
    FormatElectronic resource
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16251457M
    LC Control Number2007617597


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Minimum wages, minimum labour costs and the tax treatment of low-wage employment by Herwig Immervoll Download PDF EPUB FB2

IZA Discussion Paper No. January ABSTRACT Minimum Wages, Minimum Labour Costs and the Tax Treatment of Low-Wage Employment* International comparisons of minimum-wage levels have largely focused on the gross value of minimum wages, ignoring the effects of taxation on both labour costs and the net incomeCited by:   Statutory minimum wages are in place in 21 OECD countries, ranging between USD and USD 10 per hour.

In a number of countries, minimum wages have gone up in real terms in recent years. Given considerable tax burdens even at the lowest wage levels, tax policy measures can have a sizable impact on the net earnings available to low-wage by: Downloadable.

International comparisons of minimum-wage levels have largely focused on the gross value of minimum wages, ignoring the effects of taxation on both labour costs and the net income of employees.

This paper presents estimates of the tax burdens facing minimum-wage workers. These are used as a basis for cross-country comparisons of the net earnings of these workers as well as the.

Minimum Wages, Minimum Labour Costs and the Tax Treatment of Low-Wage Employment Article (PDF Available) February with Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Herwig Immervoll.

Herwig Immervoll, "Minimum Wages, Minimum Labour Costs and the Tax Treatment of Low-Wage Employment," OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Pap OECD Publishing. Handle: RePEc:oec:elsaaben DOI: / MINIMUM WAGES, MINIMUM LABOUR COSTS AND THE TAX TREATMENT OF LOW -WAGE EMPLOYMENT Herwig Immervoll JEL Classification: J2, J3, H2, D3 CORRIGENDUM: Minimum wages shown in this paper for the Netherlands are too high (by about 8%).

Readers are advised to. Get this from a library. Minimum Wages, Minimum Labour Costs and the Tax Treatment of Low-Wage Employment. [Herwig Immervoll].

Special Feature: The Tax Treatment of Minimum Wages 1. Introduction Binding wage floors can have a significant impact on the wage distribution and the costs faced by employers. International comparisons of minimum-wage levels have largely focused on the gross value of minimum wages, ignoring the effects of taxation on bothFile Size: KB.

Firstly, we use the UK care homes data analysed in recent studies of minimum wages and employment 11 to look at profitability effects in a low wage sector where the minimum wage "bit hard".

Minimum Wages, Employment and the Distribution of Income wages elsewhere are often intertwined with other institutions, such as unemployment transfers and collective bargaining (Dolado et al., ) and this complicates both the analysis of such laws and a proper evaluation of those analyses.

| Employment effects of minimum wages mOTivaTiON The main case for a minimum wage is that it helps poor and low-income families earn enough income.

However, the potential downside is that it may discourage employers from using low-wage, low-skill workers. If minimum wages destroy jobs for low-skill workers, that creates winners and Size: KB. Immervoll, H. () Minimum Wages, Minimum Labour Costs and the Tax Minimum wages of Low-wage Employment, Discussion Paper No.

(Bonn: IZA). CrossRef Google Scholar International Labour Organization () Global Wage Report / Minimum Wages and Collective Bargaining — Towards Policy Coherence (Geneva: International Labour Organization).Cited by: The Effects of Social Security Taxes and Minimum Wages on Employment: Evidence from Turkey Worker-level panel data are used to analyse the separate employment effects of increases in the social security taxes paid by employers and increases in the minimum wage in Turkey between and A minimum wage is the lowest remuneration that employers can legally pay their workers—the price floor below which workers may not sell their labor.

Most countries had introduced minimum wage legislation by the end of the 20th century. Supply and demand models suggest that there may be welfare and employment losses from minimum wages. However, if the labor market is in a state of monopsony. The National minimum wage rate is currently £ for workers over 25 (from April ).

The minimum wage was introduced in April (at £) and is the legal minimum that employers can pay. The aim of the National Minimum Wage is to help increase incomes of the low paid. It has become more important in a labour market characterised by a.

Yesterday Labour announced their workplace policy which included a modest bump in the minimum wage, from the current $ an hour to $ There has revived arguments over the effectiveness of a higher minimum wage. Andrew Little says it is just a start. Maori Television: Promise of minimum wage hike "a start" - Labour It's.

significant positive link between minimum wages and firm productivity. Our findings are consistent with organisational change, efficiency wage and training responses to increased labour costs from minimum wages. The effects we find during and after the recession. Recent research on employment effects of minimum wages The earliest studies of the employment effects of minimum wages used only national variation in the U.S.

minimum wage. They found elasticities between − and − for teens ages 16–19, and between − and − for young adults ages 16–File Size: 86KB. Minimum Wage Increases, Wages, and Low-Wage Employment: Evidence from Seattle Ekaterina Jardim, Mark C.

Long, Robert Plotnick, Emma van Inwegen, Jacob Vigdor, and Hilary Wething NBER Working Paper No. June JEL No. H7,J2,J3 ABSTRACT This paper evaluates the wage, employment, and hours effects of the first and second phase-in of.

Minimum wages exist in more than one hundred countries, both industrialized and developing. The United States passed a federal minimum wage law in and has increased the minimum wage and its coverage at irregular intervals ever since; in addition, as of the beginning ofthirty-two states and the District of Columbia had established a minimum wage higher than the federal level, and 5/5(1).

Minimum wages, minimum labour costs and the tax treatment of low-wage employment Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available "International comparisons of minimum-wage levels have largely focused on the gross value of minimum wages, ignoring the effects of taxation on both labour costs and the net income of employees.

This paper. If individuals perceive their wages to be below their felt-fair level, they will reciprocate with reduced effort.

Productivity will consequently remain low, especially in labour intensive sectors. It follows that a focus on low wage, cost-reduction strategies is counter-productive if discernible productivity growth is. 1Senior Specialist in Labour Statistics, ILO East Asia Multidisciplinary Team (EASMAT), Bangkok.

2Bureau of Statistics, ILO, Geneva. Statistical aspects of minimum wage determination by Robert J. Pember 1 and Marie-Thérèse Dupré 2 Summary: This article expands on a presentation made by Robert Pember to the National Workshop on Minimum Wages for Agricultural Workers in.

My stance on the minimum wage from the viewpoint of a US citizen, is that it should be sufficient for any worker earning it, to actually live on.

If a minimum wage is not adequate to take care of a worker’s basic need then society ends up subsidiz. Minimum Wage Increases, Wages, and Low-Wage Employment: Evidence from Seattle Ekaterina Jardim, Mark C.

Long, Robert Plotnick, Emma van Inwegen, Jacob Vigdor, Hilary Wething. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in JuneRevised in May NBER Program(s):Labor Studies Program. This paper evaluates the wage, employment, and hours effects Cited by:   Minimum wages, minimum labour costs and the tax treatment of low-wage employment "International comparisons of minimum-wage levels have largely focused on the gross value of minimum wages, ignoring the effects of taxation on both labour costs and the net income of.

Ed Miliband: Labour got it wrong on low wages into tax credits but building a low-wage economy." Labour should back demands for a national living Author: Severin Carrell.

“Employment Effects of Minimum Wage and Subminimum Wage: Comment,” Working Paper, Department of Economics, University of Maryland. Mirrlees, J. “An Exploration in the Theory of Optimum Income Taxation,” Review of Economic Stud –Cited by: 7.

AbstractThis paper evaluates the short-run impact of the introduction of a statutory minimum wage in Germany on the hourly wages and monthly earnings of workers targeted by the reform. We first provide detailed descriptive evidence of changes to the wage structure in particular at the bottom of the distribution and distinguish between trends for regularly employed and marginally employed Author: Patrick Burauel, Marco Caliendo, Markus M.

Grabka, Cosima Obst, Malte Preuss, Carsten Schröder, Cort. focused attention on the impact of higher minimum wages on employment levels.

Supporters argue that higher minimum wages help workers and the economy, and that research shows any adverse efect on jobs is minimal. Opponents, by contrast, generally contend that higher wages will reduce employment or. The legal coverage of minimum wages was progressively expanded as it was increasingly felt that all workers, as a matter of right, should receive protection against unduly low wages.

Nationally applied minimum wages appeared in the Netherlands (), France () and Spain ().File Size: KB. The federal minimum wage for covered nonexempt employees is $ per hour. Many states also have minimum wage laws. In cases where an employee is subject to both the state and federal minimum wage laws, the employee is entitled to the higher of the two minimum wages.

If in any case the minimum wages lessen employment of low-skill employees, then minimum wage is not a “free lunch” in which to help low-income and poor families, but as an alternative pose a tradeoff that is of benefit for several against costs for others. Effects of the minimum wages on employment.

Federal Minimum Wage, Tax-Transfer Earnings Supplements, and Poverty Congressional Research Service Summary Pending before Congress is legislation (S. and H.R. ) that would raise the federal minimum wage from its current $ per hour to, ultimately, $ per hour.

The minimum wage would be adjusted for inflation thereafter. 2 THE EFFECTS OF A MINIMUM-WAGE INCREASE ON EMPLOYMENT AND FAMILY INCOME FEBRUARY CBO Table 1. Estimated Effects on Employment, Income, and Poverty of an Increase in the Federal Minimum Wage, Second Half of Source: Congressional Budget Office based on monthly and annual data from the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey.

Some economists argue that the monopsony model characterizes all labor markets and that this justifies a national increase in the minimum wage. Most economists argue that a nationwide increase in the minimum wage would reduce employment among low-wage workers.

Using the data in Note “Try It!”, suppose a minimum wage of $40 per day is. Minimum wages are usually assumed to be inefficient as they prevent the full exploitation of mutual gains from trade.

Yet advocates of wage regulation policies have repeatedly claimed that this loss in market efficiency can be justified by the pursuit of ethical goals. Policy makers, it is argued, should not focus on efficiency alone.

Rather, they should try to find an adequate balance between. enced by low-wage workers. Third, the emphasis on employment effects provides too narrow a picture of the effects of minimum wages on the economic well-being of low-wage workers.

On the negative side, hours could fall in response to minimum wage increases, while on the positive side minimum wages may generate wage in-creases above the minimum.

Minimum Wages, Minimum Labour Costs and the Tax Treatment of Low-Wage Employment, IZA Discussion Paper noInstitute for the Study of Labor (). Moving forward to a stronger and fairer economy, Address to the National Press Club,Author: J. Rob Bray. The Employment Effects of Low-Wage Subsidies* the target-group workers, and thus increases wages and employment of this group.

In theory it their evaluation on household survey data and examine the effects of changes in the minimum labour costs - hence capturing the effects of both the changes in minimum wage and the.

Under the monopsonistic assumption, an appropriately set minimum wage could increase both wages and employment, with the optimal level being equal to the marginal productivity of labor. This view emphasizes the role of minimum wages as a market regulation policy akin to antitrust policies, as opposed to an illusory "free lunch" for low-wage.

Words: Length: 2 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 2% of minimum wage earners are household heads and only % of low-wage earners are single parents. If we assume that companies will even out productivity in the long run via the means above, then the largest impact will be on net employment.Looking at increases in the minimum wage between andNeumark and Wascher find that over a one-to-two-year period, minimum wages help to raise the level of income above the poverty line in some families, but push income below the poverty line in others.