The NMW/NLW and progression out of minimum wage jobs in the UK interim report: a report prepared for the Low Pay Commission

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Silvia Avram and Susan Harkness

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This report presents preliminary analysis looking into the wage progression of minimum wage job holders between 2009 and 2016. Our aims are i) to examine whether the substantial increases in the minimum wage rate during this period affected progression out of minimum wage jobs and ii) to investigate which individual and job characteristics are associated with progression out of minimum wage jobs.


Labour Market, Labour Economics, Economics, Public Policy and Wages And Earnings



Referenced by: Great Britain. Low Pay Commission (2020) ‘National Minimum Wage: Low Pay Commission report 2019. Presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy by Command of Her Majesty’, Command Paper No. CP 206. London: TSO

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