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Money Wages

The dollar amount of an hourly wage, without regard for purchasing power, inflation, or other factors that may affect a wage's value. See also: Real Income, New York Dollar.
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money wages

WAGE RATES expressed in terms of current MONEY values. An increase in the general level of prices that is not matched by an equivalent rise in money wages, either because of MONEY ILLUSION on the part of the labour force or because employers refuse to grant money wage increases, will cause REAL WAGES to fall; that is, an unchanged money-wage rate will now buy fewer goods and services at the higher level of prices.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005
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published a paper with the uninspiring title of 'The relation between unemployment and the rate of change of money wage rates in the United Kingdom, 1861-1957'.
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Beyond the persistently subpar employment growth shown in figure 1, the most obvious symptom, repeated in the June labor market report, has been stagnant real wages (figure 3): year-over-year money wages rising at 2 percent while inflation in the 1.5-2.0 percent range is eroding real purchasing power.
Trade unions might use their bargaining power to negotiate for increases in money wages to protect the real wages of union members.
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On average, paychecks continue to rise in money wages. However, the trend line in nominal wages flattened just before the official recession ended in June 2009.
Phillips (1958) demonstrated the existence of an inverse relationship between the rate of change of money wages and the unemployment rate.
Such an outcome was most likely to be achieved in an economy which encouraged flexible resource movements and where changes in money wages reflected changes in overall productivity (plus prices, if the economy was experiencing overall inflation).
It, nevertheless, is an attempt to effect current wages, the demand for labour and existing money wages. While, Pigou would argue for wage and labour flexibility, Keynes would argue that, as an example, the ability or process of wage bargaining cannot bring the level of money wages into conformity with the marginal disutility of the volume of employment.