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Effects of the legal minimum wage on poverty

Completed Project

Project Management

Alexandra Fedorets, Peter Haan

Project Period

November 18, 2020 - January 31, 2022

Commissioned by

Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin (BAuA)
The project analyses the effects of the statutory minimum wage on poverty in Germany. We use the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) to examine the development of income poverty. Using a microsimulation model, the project studies the effect of minimum wages on social benefits.

DIW Team


Peter Haan
Peter Haan

Head of Department in the Public Economics Department