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Apprentice pay in Britain, Germany and Switzerland: Institutions, market forces and market power


Ryan, Paul; Backes-Gellner, Uschi; Teuber, Silvia; Wagner, Karin (2013). Apprentice pay in Britain, Germany and Switzerland: Institutions, market forces and market power. European Journal of Industrial Relations, 19(3):201-220.

Abstract

The pay of metalworking apprentices is high in Britain, middling in Germany and low in Switzerland. We analyse these differences using fieldwork evidence and survey data, drawing on both economic and institutionalist theories. Several institutional attributes influence apprentice pay, partly by affecting supply and demand in markets for training places. Institutional support for apprenticeship training appears to involve important complementarities in both Germany and Switzerland, in contrast to Britain’s less coherent and more market-driven approach.

Abstract

The pay of metalworking apprentices is high in Britain, middling in Germany and low in Switzerland. We analyse these differences using fieldwork evidence and survey data, drawing on both economic and institutionalist theories. Several institutional attributes influence apprentice pay, partly by affecting supply and demand in markets for training places. Institutional support for apprenticeship training appears to involve important complementarities in both Germany and Switzerland, in contrast to Britain’s less coherent and more market-driven approach.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Business Administration
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:2013
Deposited On:29 Jan 2014 09:08
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 08:26
Publisher:Sage Publications Ltd.
ISSN:0959-6801
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1177/0959680113494155
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:8596

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