Journal article

The minimum wage in the Netherlands

J van Ours

CESifo DICE Report | Ifo institute for Economic Research e.V. | Published : 2019


In 2017, 47% of the employees had a 36 -hour working week, 9% had a 37-hour working week, 31% had a 38 -hour working week and 13% had a 40-hour working week (Ministerie van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid 2018). Because of the specification of the minimum wage, the hourly rate varies substantially between workers depending on their usual working hours. Over half of employment among 15 to 23 years old consists of jobs that involve employment for less than twelve hours per week. Since 15-year- olds and 16-year- olds are still legally obliged to go to school, they often combine work and education. According to a recent study, about one-third of all collective agreements had a lowest pay scale ..

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