ESRI Research Bulletin

The impact of a minimum wage change on wages and household income

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February 11, 2021
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In January 2016, the minimum wage in Ireland increased from €8.65 per hour to €9.15 per hour. Our analysis shows that this led to an eight per cent reduction in the hourly wage gap between high and low earners.