Online article: The effect of increasing the minimum wage on poverty and inequality in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Online article: The effect of increasing the minimum wage on poverty and inequality in Bosnia and Herzegovina by Amela

The minimum wage, as a labour market policy with distributive impact, is widely debated in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). This paper estimates the effect of increasing the minimum wage on poverty and income inequality in BiH, providing the first empirical evidence on the minimum wage in the country. Using data from the Household Budget Survey (HBS) for 2015, the effects of four changes (two per entity) in the minimum wage were simulated using the microsimulation model BiHMOD. Read more