The Impact of Minimum Wage Regulations on Educational Incentives for the Youth

An Empirical Analysis for Germany

  • Kim Leonie Kellermann

Part of the BestMasters book series (BEST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 99-148

About this book


Kim Leonie Kellermann analyzes the impact of sectoral minimum wages in Germany on the willingness of youths to undergo apprenticeship training. Using data from the German Socio-economic Panel, the author shows that higher wage floors set small, positive incentives for vocational training in the respective sectors. In case employers have to pay higher wages, they preferably hire qualified workers so that the worse job prospects of the low-skilled outweigh the potential pay increase. In order to preserve these training opportunities, it can make sense for policymakers to exempt apprentices from minimum wages since subminimum apprenticeship rewards are more appealing to firms.


  • Evidence of Minimum Wage Effects on Education
  • Generally Binding Sectoral Minimum Wages
  • The New Country-Wide Minimum Wage

Target Groups

  • Researchers and students in the fields of economic science and political economy
  • Executives and politicians in these areas

The Author

Kim Leonie Kellermann graduated from University of Münster with a Master of Science in Economics and works as a research assistant at the Chair of Political Economy of Prof. Dr. Thomas Apolte. Her PhD project focusses on the influence of labor market status on political participation and party preferences in democratic systems.


Education Apprenticeship Training Vocational Training Low-Skilled Outweigh Policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Kim Leonie Kellermann
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  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für Ökonomische PolitikanalyseWestfälische Wilhelms-UniversitätMünsterGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-16488-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-16489-8
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