New Review of the Low Pay Unit, no. 61, 2000, p. 10
A series of interviews with 45 low paid workers in Britain showed that:
Labour Research, vol. 89, no. 4, 2000, p. 15-16
The Low Pay Commission reports that around 1.7 million people, mostly younger women and younger workers, have benefited from the introduction of the national minimum wage (NMW) in the first year of its operation. The article summarises the findings from the report "National minimum wage - the story so far". The Commission states that fears among industry leaders of a negative impact on jobs, competitiveness and prices all proved to be unfounded.
New Review of the Low Pay Unit, no. 61, 2000, p. 16-17
Reports results of surveys investigating the threatened and actual responses of employers in the hotel industry to the national minimum wage. Findings show that the introduction of the minimum wage has resulted in wage gains, but there is little evidence of any significant disemployment effect.