Selected issues of the minimum wage in the Czech Republic

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dc.contributor.author Pavelka, Tomáš
dc.contributor.author Skála, Marek
dc.contributor.author Čadil, Jan
dc.contributor.other Ekonomická fakulta cs
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-03
dc.date.available 2014-12-03
dc.identifier.issn 12123609
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.tul.cz/handle/15240/7132
dc.description.abstract The minimum wage is one of the measures of economic policy, which raises contradictory reactions. The Czech Republic is one of twenty EU Member States that have implemented a statutory minimum wage. Since its introduction in 1991, the gross minimum wage was increased sixteen times by the government. In addition to increases in the gross minimum wage, the purchasing power of the minimum wage is affected by the development of price levels and also by changes in tax and social security and health insurance. In the Czech Republic three periods in the development of the minimum wage can be distinguished. In the first years after its introduction, the gross minimum wage did not increase significantly and its real value declined. The period 1999–2006 is a period of rapid growth in both the nominal and the real minimum wage. In the period 2007–2012, the nominal wage was constant and its real value gradually decreased. These three phases correspond to the political orientation of Czech governments. Leftist governments raised minimum wages faster than right-wing governments. The article also provides an analysis of the motivational function of the minimum wage. It compares the net minimum wage with the living minimum. It appears that the motivational function of the minimum wage has been reducing in recent years. This is true especially for persons with dependent children. The last part of the article includes an analysis of the relationship between the increase in the minimum wage and the unemployment rate in the Czech Republic. In addition to total unemployment, the impact of the minimum wage on unemployment of young people and people with low levels of education is analyzed. It shows that there is no clear relationship between the minimum wage and the unemployment rates in the Czech Republic. en
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dc.format.extent 30-45 s. cs
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Technická Univerzita v Liberci cs
dc.publisher Technical university of Liberec, Czech Republic en
dc.relation.ispartof Ekonomie a Management cs
dc.relation.ispartof Economics and Management en
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dc.rights CC BY-NC
dc.subject entrepreneurial behaviour en
dc.subject group interactions en
dc.subject farmers en
dc.subject.classification J31
dc.subject.classification J38
dc.title Selected issues of the minimum wage in the Czech Republic en
dc.type Article en
dc.date.defense 2014-12-02
dc.publisher.abbreviation TUL
dc.relation.isrefereed true
dc.identifier.doi 10.15240/tul/001/2014-4-003
dc.identifier.eissn 2336-5604
local.relation.volume 17
local.relation.issue 4
local.relation.abbreviation E&M en
local.relation.abbreviation E+M cs
local.faculty Faculty of Economics
local.citation.spage 30
local.citation.epage 45
local.access open
local.fulltext yes
local.identifier.publikace 2266


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