|Author (Person)||Pusch, Toralf, Rehm, Miriam|
|Series Title||Social Europe|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
The statutory minimum wage has significantly improved job quality and work satisfaction of low-paid employees in Germany. Hourly as well as gross wages increased after its introduction despite a drop in working time. Although jobs of minimum wage employees have become more demanding, workers have also reported a more motivational management style, an improved atmosphere among colleagues, and a better work-life-balance. Raising the lowest wages appears to have led firms to increase the workload on the one hand, and to focus on motivating employees on the other.
|Countries / Regions||Germany|