On 1 January 2016, the Irish minimum wage (MW) increased from €8.65 to €9.15 per hour, an increase of approximately 6 per cent. Using data from the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) for the years 2015 and 2016, we estimate the effect of the increase in the minimum wage on the hours worked and likelihood of job loss among low paid workers using a difference-in-differences estimator.
Research Area:Labour Markets and Skills Date of Publication: April 18, 2018 Publisher: ESRI and Low Pay Commission Place of Publication: Dublin ISBN: 978-0-7070-0454-9
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