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Low Wages

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The low-wage sector has repeatedly been the subject of controversial public debates. On the one hand, it is regarded as a precarious segment of the labour market. On the other hand, it is seen as an entry opportunity for people currently distant from the labour market and it can over time pave the way to higher paid employment.

Holger Schäfer

Holger Schäfer

Senior Economist for Employment and Unemployment

Tel+49 30 27877-124

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Jörg Schmidt

Dr. Jörg Schmidt

Senior Economist for Working Conditions, Employment and Unemployment

Tel+49 30 27877-133

Mailjoerg.schmidt@iwkoeln.de

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