Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-52180
Euwals, Rob; Winkelmann, Rainer (2003). Training Intensity and First Labor Market Outcomes of Apprenticeship Graduates. Working paper series / Socioeconomic Institute No. 308, University of Zurich.
The apprenticeship system is the most important source of formal post-secondary training in Germany. Using German register data - the IAB Employment Sample - we find that apprentices staying with their training firm after graduation have longer first-job durations but not higher wages than apprentices leaving the training firm. Retention rates, first job durations, and post-apprenticeship wages are all increasing functions of training intensity. Some implications for the ongoing debate as to why firms are willing to invest in general training are discussed.
421 downloads since deposited on 29 Nov 2011
101 downloads since 12 months
|Item Type:||Working Paper|
|Communities & Collections:||03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Working Paper Series > Socioeconomic Institute (former)
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||330 Economics|
|JEL Classification:||C41, J24, J31, J44|
|Deposited On:||29 Nov 2011 22:32|
|Last Modified:||09 Jul 2012 05:03|
|Series Name:||Working paper series / Socioeconomic Institute|
Users (please log in): suggest update or correction for this item
Repository Staff Only: item control page