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Welfare Reform on the Web (July 2010): Minimum Wage - UK

The UK national minimum wage and age discrimination

M. Sargeant

Policy Studies, vol. 31, 2010, p.351-364

This article examines the effect of the UK national minimum wage since its introduction in 1999 and considers whether the lower rates paid to 18-21 year olds and 16-17 year olds can be objectively justified in accordance with the Framework Directive on Equal Treatment in Employment and Occupation.

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