Minimum Wage Non-Compliance

Seamus McGuinness, Paul Redmond, Judith Delaney

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Abstract

We use a unique question from the Irish Labour Force Survey that captures the reasons for workers being paid below the minimum wage. Compared to existing work, this allows us to more precisely identify sub-minimum wage workers. We find that 5.6 percent of minimum wage workers are paid below the minimum wage for reasons other than those permitted under legislation. This is considerably lower than estimates reported in the existing literature.
Original languageEnglish
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Early online date7 Jan 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 7 Jan 2020

Keywords

  • minimum wages
  • compliance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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