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15. Juli 2015

SOEP Brown Bag Seminar The Effect of Minimum Wages on Firm-Financed Training – Evidence from the German Construction Sector

The effects of minimum wages on employment and wages have been studied extensively; however, few studies have analyzed the effects on other policy-relevant factors. In this study, I empirically analyze the effect of the minimum wage introduction on firm-provided apprenticeship training in the main construction sector in Germany. The analysis is based on a 50 percent random sample of the IAB Establishment History Panel–a large administrative firm-level data set. Preliminary results deploying difference-in-differences and synthetic control models indicate that the minimum wage decreased the number of apprentices hired by firms.

  • Mathias Schumann (University of Hamburg)
  • Zeit
    12:30 - 13:30
    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 461