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Minimum Wages in Central and Eastern Europe : From Protection to Destitution - Guy Standing

Minimum Wages in Central and Eastern Europe

From Protection to Destitution

By: Guy Standing (Editor), Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 14th March 1996
ISBN: 9781858660424
Number Of Pages: 188

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Since the Late 1980s incomes have fallen sharply in most countries of Central and Eastern Europe, with unemployment and poverty rates rising dramatically.
The ILO's Central and Eastern European Team has conducted a series of studies concerning the role of minimum wages in the countries of this rapidly transforming region, in particular looking at ways in which this role should be revised. Based on this research, Minimum Wages in Central and Eastern Europe examines the most crucial issues in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldavia, Poland, Romania and Russia, and compares their systems with those of western industrialized economies. Bringing together primary data so far unknown beyond a small circle of policymakers and officials, the contributors consider the evidence and the implications of new developments and recommend a series of reforms.

Introductionp. 1
What Role for the Minimum Wage in the Flexible Labour Markets of the 21st Century?p. 7
Minimum Wages in Central and Eastern Europe: Slippage of the Anchorp. 15
Minimum Wages in Russia: Fantasy Chasing Factp. 49
What Role for the Minimum Wage in the New Polish Labour Market?p. 68
The Impact of the Minimum Wage on Hungarian Wages and Industrial Relationsp. 85
Have Minimum Wages Hit Employment in the Czech Transformation?p. 102
Minimum Wages and Collective Bargaining in Bulgariap. 116
The Role of the Minimum Wage in the Romanian Wage Structurep. 136
The Minimum Wage and Impoverishment in the Republic of Moldovap. 151
Minimum Wage Protection in Western Industrialised Economiesp. 163
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ISBN: 9781858660424
ISBN-10: 1858660424
Series: Central European University Press Book
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 14th March 1996
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.45