Interview , News of 24 May 2017

"Real hourly wages: low-paid workers are not being left behind": eight questions for Alexander S. Kritikos

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Mr. Kritikos, you’ve investigated the development of gross hourly wages in Germany. How have these wages developed since Germany’s reunification?

Immediately after reunification, there were substantial hourly wage increases, up through 1997 or 1998. After that, growth was minimal through 2004, followed by wage losses until 2010. Since 2010, after the financial crisis, wages started picking up momentum again. [...]

The full interview with Alexander S. Kritikos in: DIW Economic Bulletin 21/2017 | PDF, 98.77 KB