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Training and the New Minimum Wage

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Publication date

2004

Abstract

Using the British Household Panel Survey, we estimate the impact of the national minimum wage, introduced in April 1999, on the work-related training of low-wage workers. We use two‘treatment groups’- those workers who explicitly stated they were affected by the new minimum and those workers whose derived 1998 wages were below the minimum. Using difference-indifferences techniques for the period 1998 to 2000, we find no evidence that the introduction of the minimum wage reduced the training of affected workers and some evidence that it increased it.

Published in

Economic Journal

Volume and page numbers

114 , 87 -94

ISSN

16

Subjects

Training: Labour Market, Labour Market, Economic Policy, and Social Policy

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1597352~S5

Notes

Albert Sloman Library Periodicals *restricted to Univ. Essex registered users*; Is referenced by: Low Pay Commission (2014) National Minimum Wage: Low Pay Commission Report 2014: presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills by Command of Her Majesty March 2014. [London]: Stationery Office.

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