Did the Minimum Wage change consumption, saving and debt behaviour? Report to the Low Pay Commission

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Research Paper


Andrew Aitken, Peter Dolton and Jonathan Wadsworth

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This study looks at the effects of the UK national minimum wage (NMW) on first, the consumption patterns and second, the savings and debt behaviour of households affected by the minimum wage relative to other households.


Poverty, Savings And Assets, Wages And Earnings, Household Economics and Debt: Indebtedness



Is referenced by: Low Pay Commission (2014) National Minimum Wage: Low Pay Commission Report 2014: presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills by Command of Her Majesty March 2014. Command Paper, No. Cm 8816. [London]: Stationery Office.