Bellmann, Lutz Bossler, Mario Gerner, Hans-Dieter Hübler, Olaf
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[Journal:] IZA Journal of Labor Economics [ISSN:] 2193-8997 [Volume:] 6 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] 8 [Pages:] 1-22
We analyze the short-run impact of the introduction of the new statutory minimum wage in Germany on further training at the workplace level. Applying difference-in-difference methods to data from the IAB Establishment Panel, we do not find a reduction in the training incidence but a slight reduction in the intensity of training at treated establishments. Effect heterogeneities reveal that the negative impact is mostly driven by employer-financed training. On the worker level, we observe a reduction of training for medium- and high-skilled employees but no significant effects on the training of low-skilled employees.