Research and analysis

National minimum wage: understanding the behaviour of workers on less than minimum wage

Explores why some people work for less than the minimum wage.


National minimum wage: understanding worker behaviour in maintaining compliance with the law

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The aim of this research was to explore why workers work for less than the national minimum wage (NMW). In particular, to:

  • understand what influences their behaviour and views
  • explore where they get their information
  • examine their awareness of their rights
Published 9 June 2014