The Adaptation of Hospitality and Retail Firms to the Nmw: A Focus on the Impact of Age-Related Clauses

16 Pages Posted: 21 Jan 2005

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Rosemary Lucas

Manchester Metropolitan University - Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Michèle Langlois

Manchester Metropolitan University - Business School

Abstract

A lower national minimum wage for 18- to 21-year-olds and the exclusion of all workers under 18 prompted fears of a distortion in the British labour market and an undermining of training initiatives. Empirical data collected from employers in two low paying sectors, revealing the full utilisation of young workers and under-utilisation of training initiatives, ensure these fears are not justified and that the government's basis for the lower rate cannot be substantiated.

Suggested Citation

Lucas, Rosemary and Langlois, Michèle, The Adaptation of Hospitality and Retail Firms to the Nmw: A Focus on the Impact of Age-Related Clauses. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=651604

Rosemary Lucas (Contact Author)

Manchester Metropolitan University - Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management ( email )

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Manchester, M15 6BH
United Kingdom

Michèle Langlois

Manchester Metropolitan University - Business School ( email )

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Manchester, M1 3GH
United Kingdom
+44 0 161 275 1612 (Phone)

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