The minimum wage in Germany: what brought the state in?

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Mabbett, Deborah;
(2016)
  • Publisher: Taylor and Francis
  • Subject: polsoc

A statutory minimum wage has been introduced in Germany, in the face of business opposition but abetted by union support. The political coalition in favour of minimum wage regulation brought together the centre-left and the centre-right with the argument that regulation... View more
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