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Training Systems and Labor Mobility: A Comparison between Germany and Sweden

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  • Tomas Korpi
  • Antje Mertens
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    The mobility effect of general and specific training is a key issue in the debate on the design of educational systems. Using data from two retrospective life-history surveys, we compare general school-based vocational training and specific apprenticeship training with regard to inter-firm, inter-occupational and inter-industrial mobility. The results show that workers with school-based degrees display greater occupational mobility, while no difference in firm and industrial mobility can be discerned. This suggests that apprenticeships do not eliminate job search at labor market entry, that they reduce occupational mobility, and that responsiveness to structural change is similar under both training systems. Copyright The editors of the "Scandinavian Journal of Economics", 2003 .

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    Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal The Scandinavian Journal of Economics.

    Volume (Year): 105 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 597-617

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:scandj:v:105:y:2003:i:4:p:597-617

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    Cited by:
    1. Hutengs, Oliver & Stadtmann, Georg, 2014. "Youth and gender specific unemployment and Okun's law in Scandinavian countries," Discussion Papers 352, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Department of Business Administration and Economics.
    2. Kathrin Goeggel & Thomas Zwick, 2011. "Heterogeneous Wage Effects of Apprenticeship Training," Economics of Education Working Paper Series 0062, University of Zurich, Institute for Strategy and Business Economics (ISU).

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