A Minimum Wage in Switzerland- Oui ou Non
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YES!: The Minimum Wage, Employment and Income Distribution

YES!: The Minimum Wage, Employment and Income Distribution | A Minimum Wage in Switzerland- Oui ou Non | Scoop.it
Economic analysis raises questions about the role of a higher minimum wage in reducing poverty. As a result, many economists prefer other ways of helping low-income families.
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The article talks about some of the benefits of a minimum wage. Can you list a few of them?

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YES!: Will a higher minimum wage really reduce income inequality?

YES!: Will a higher minimum wage really reduce income inequality? | A Minimum Wage in Switzerland- Oui ou Non | Scoop.it
Proponents of a higher minimum wage say that it will not only combat poverty but reduce income inequality. The question is how much. There's a good chance the answer is "not a lot."
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What are some of the advantages of a minimum wage that have been discussed in the article?

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NO!: Where The Minimum Wage Could Reach $25 An Hour

NO!: Where The Minimum Wage Could Reach $25 An Hour | A Minimum Wage in Switzerland- Oui ou Non | Scoop.it
A Switzerland national referendum would raise the minimum wage to $24.99 an hour, but local firms like Nestle say voters should reject it.
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How would a minimum wage affect the firm in terms of labour costs? How will this affect an economy on a whole?

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YES!: hidden benefits of a minimum wage

YES!: hidden benefits of a minimum wage | A Minimum Wage in Switzerland- Oui ou Non | Scoop.it
WORKERS across the rich world have suffered stagnant wages for much of the past decade, in good times and bad. Governments are increasingly responding by boosting...
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Most economists believe that wage floors reduce employment. However, the article points out some unusual benefits of implementing a min wage (refer to last paragraph).

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YES & NO: Benefits and Costs of a Minimum Wage (UK)

YES & NO: Benefits and Costs of a Minimum Wage (UK) | A Minimum Wage in Switzerland- Oui ou Non | Scoop.it
This revision blog looks at some of the economic issues surrounding the minimum wage. A pay floor is an important government intervention in the labour market and it was first introduced into the UK in April 1999 at a rate of £3.60 per hour for adult workers. The adult rate.
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An Introduction to the Minimum Wage Scheme in the UK. Similar effects may be observed in various economies.

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YES!: Weighing up the consequences of a minimum wage

YES!: Weighing up the consequences of a minimum wage | A Minimum Wage in Switzerland- Oui ou Non | Scoop.it
The idea of introducing a minimum wage in Switzerland is making headway, although the issue remains controversial and international studies haven’t shed much light on it. Yves Flückiger, who directs the University of Geneva’s Employment Observatory, explains why.
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Read from :swissinfo.ch: On an international level, there are plenty of studies about the impact of introducing a minimum wage, but the conclusions differ. How does one verify their accuracy?

What does the OECD say about the benefits of a minimum wage?

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NO!: World's Highest Minimum Wage on Ballot in Switzerland

NO!: World's Highest Minimum Wage on Ballot in Switzerland | A Minimum Wage in Switzerland- Oui ou Non | Scoop.it
Jasmin Eicher has already axed her sole full-time employee to keep afloat her shop selling cards, candles and paper in a Zurich suburb. If Switzerland approves what would be the world’s highest minimum wage, she says the only option would be to close her door.
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The article raises an issue about increased prices (see section on consumer pricing) as a result of the minimum wage (also known as wage push inflation) . Why is this so? How is the economy affected?

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NO!: The minimum wage and the state of microeconomics: No, micro is not the "good" economic

ON BOTH sides of the Atlantic politicians are warming to the idea that the lowest-paid can be helped by mandating higher wages. Barack Obama wants to raise...
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In reality, labour markets are not perfectly competitive, so how does the government determine an optimal minimum wage?

 

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NO!: Swiss government warns a minimum wage threatens economy

NO!: Swiss government warns a minimum wage threatens economy | A Minimum Wage in Switzerland- Oui ou Non | Scoop.it
BERNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Introducing the world's highest minimum wage would hurt Switzerland's competitiveness and lead to job cuts, harming precisely those low-income workers it is designed to help,
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The article explains some of the key threats of min wage to an economy. What are some of these threats and why?

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**Additional Reading** IRAS: Wage Credit Scheme (WCS)

**Additional Reading** IRAS: Wage Credit Scheme (WCS) | A Minimum Wage in Switzerland- Oui ou Non | Scoop.it
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The closest thing Singapore has to a pure wage subsidy. Read this to find out more!

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