Research and analysis

National Minimum Wage: re-examining its impact on earnings, employment and hours. Dickens, Riley, Wilkinson

A review of evidence to check the accuracy of research on how the National Minimum Wage has affected low paid workers in different size firms.


Re-examining the impact of the National Minimum Wage on earnings, employment and hours: the importance of recession and firm size

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Previous research suggested that the UK National Minimum Wage has raised the earnings of low paid workers, without significantly affecting their employment opportunities.

This report from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research and the University of Sussex re-examines existing evidence and suggests the picture is less clear cut.

Published 9 August 2013