Type
Contribution à un site web
Titre
The effect of minimum wage on wage bargaining at the industry level: Evidence from France
Dans
VOX CEPR's Policy Portal
Auteur(s)
FOUGERE Denis - Observatoire sociologique du changement (Auteur)
GAUTIER Erwan - Université de Nantes (Auteur)
ROUX Sébastien - Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques (Auteur)
Mots clés
Minimum wage, Collective bargaining, Wage rigidity
Résumé
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In light of the Eurozone Crisis, some countries have implemented reforms to collective wage bargaining institutions, which can be responsible for wage rigidities that are problematic in the face of rising unemployment. This column describes collective wage bargaining in France and how national minimum wage increases are transmitted to wage floors set by industry-level agreements. An increase in the national minimum wage leads to an increase in negotiated industry-level wage floors, which firms then use as references for their wage policy. This might partly explain why French base wages have continued to increase despite recent rising unemployment.

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