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Training and the new minimum wage

Arulampalam, Wiji and Booth, Alison L and Bryan, Mark L (2004) 'Training and the new minimum wage.' Economic Journal, 114 (494). C87-C94. ISSN 0013-0133

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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-in-differences 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.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2012 16:28
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2013 15:46
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/3152

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