The statutory minimum wage has significantly improved job quality and work satisfaction of low-paid employees in Germany. Hourly as well as gross wages increased after its introduction despite a drop in working time. Although jobs of minimum wage employees have become more demanding, workers have also reported a more motivational management style, an improved atmosphere […]
Miriam Rehm and Toralf Pusch
Miriam Rehm is an economist at the Austrian Chamber of Labour (AK Wien) responsible for distribution and macroeconomics. Toralf Pusch heads the unit for labour market analysis at the Institute of Economic and Social Research (WSI, Duesseldorf). He has done research on European Economic Policy and labour market topics.