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Training, minimum wages and the earnings distribution

Booth, Alison L; Bryan, Mark L


In this paper we highlight the relevance of work-related training to the minimum wage debate. We initially situate training incidence within the broader picture of the earnings distribution in Britain and demonstrate that lower-paid workers are less likely than workers towards the top of the hourly wage distribution to receive work-related training. We then show that work-related training is potentially important from a distributional standpoint, since it significantly increases individuals’...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
Date published: 2006-10
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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