This book provides in-depth and innovative analysis of the minimum wage in Europe. The authors explore its role and scope within the enlarged EU, and address the question of whether there should be harmonization between the individual member states or even a common EU minimum wage. They also examine the impact of the minimum wage at the national level, looking at trends and effects through case studies of specific policy issues and industrial sectors.
Chapter 14: United Kingdom: Developing a Progressive Minimum Wage in a Liberal Market Economy
Subjects: economics and finance, labour economics, social policy and sociology, labour policy
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