The minimum wage is a Goldilocks policy: set it too low, and it will limit the contribution employment can make to wellbeing; set it too high, and it could cause real economic harm. What is the sweet spot in the middle for New Zealand?

Julie Fry and Peter Wilson of the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) discussed the minimum wage in Aotearoa New Zealand, and the potential impacts of minimum wage rises.

The webinar was facilitated by Holly Walker, Deputy Executive Director of the Helen Clark Foundation, and there will also be a Q&A session where webinar viewers will be able to submit questions for consideration.

NZIER’s policy brief on the minimum wage, also titled ‘The tale of Goldilocks and the three fears (about the minimum wage)’ is available here.

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