The National Minimum Wage and Hours of Work:Implications for Low Paid Women

Connolly, S. J. and Gregory, M. (2002) The National Minimum Wage and Hours of Work:Implications for Low Paid Women. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 64 (supplement). pp. 607-631. ISSN 0305-9049

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Abstract

The largest group of beneficiaries from the introduction of the National Minimum Wage in the UK were women working part-time. A potential threat to these wage gains is a reduction in the working hours available, with part-time (flexible) jobs particularly vulnerable. This paper reports a range of difference-in-difference estimates using individual-level data from the New Earnings Survey and the British Household Panel Survey. No significant changes in hours worked by either full- or part-time women are found 1, 2 and 3 years after the NMW, and no change in the probabilities of remaining in full- or part-time work or transiting between the two.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: j16,j23,j38
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
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Depositing User: Vishal Gautam
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2002
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2019 10:56
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/16657
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0084.64.s.3

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