The present paper analyzes how the statutory minimum wage introduced on January 1, 2015, has affected working hours in Germany up to 2016. The data used come from the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), which provides not only contractual working hours but also actual hours worked. Using a difference-in-differences estimation approach, we find a significant and robust reduction in contractual working hours ...
Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik
240 (2020), 2-3, S. 233-267
pub_soep_nutz: analysis of SOEP based data| Patrick Burauel, Marco Caliendo, Markus M. Grabka, Cosima Obst, Malte Preuss, Carsten Schröder