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Estimating Youth Training Wage Differentials during and after Training

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  • Andrews, Martyn
  • Bradley, Steve
  • Upward, Richard

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The authors compare wages between school leavers who participate in government-funded youth training and those who do not. Using a subset of all school leavers in Lancashire between 1988 and 1991, they find that wage differentials are large and negative for all types of participant when training. Once training finishes, differentials are small but still negative. There is no evidence that participants have steeper wage profiles. A ranking of lifetime wages suggests that the occupations chosen by participants may offer positive returns compared to occupations with no training. The largest impact comes at the firm level: training providers pay lower wages to both exparticipants and nonparticipants. Copyright 1999 by Royal Economic Society.

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Article provided by Oxford University Press in its journal Oxford Economic Papers.

Volume (Year): 51 (1999)
Issue (Month): 3 (July)
Pages: 517-44

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Handle: RePEc:oup:oxecpp:v:51:y:1999:i:3:p:517-44

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  1. Steve Bradley, . "An Empirical Analysis of Private Sector Youth Training," Working Papers ec8/95, Department of Economics, University of Lancaster.
  2. Dolton, Peter J & Makepeace, Gerald H & Treble, John G, 1994. "The Youth Training Scheme and the School-to-Work Transition," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 46(4), pages 629-57, October.
  3. S Bradley, . "The Youth Training Scheme:A Critical Review of the Evaluation Literature. Forthcoming in International Journal of Manpower," Working Papers ec12/94, Department of Economics, University of Lancaster.
  4. Lee, K. & Psaran, M.H. & Smith, R., 1995. "Growth and Convergence: A Multi-Country Empirical Analysis of the Solow Growth Model," Cambridge Working Papers in Economics 9531, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.
  5. Cramer, J. S. & Ridder, G., 1991. "Pooling states in the multinomial logit model," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 47(2-3), pages 267-272, February.
  6. Andrews, Martyn J. & Stewart, Mark B. & Swaffield, Joanna K. & Upward, Richard, 1998. "The estimation of union wage differentials and the impact of methodological choices," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 5(4), pages 449-474, December.
  7. Andrews, Martyn & Bradley, Steve, 1997. "Modelling the Transition from School and the Demand for Training in the United Kingdom," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 64(255), pages 387-413, August.
  8. Dolton, Peter J & Makepeace, Gerald H & Treble, John G, 1994. "The Wage Effect of YTS: Evidence from YCS," Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Scottish Economic Society, vol. 41(4), pages 444-53, November.
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Cited by:
  1. Paul Ryan, 2001. "The School-to-Work Transition: A Cross-National Perspective," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 39(1), pages 34-92, March.
  2. Margaret Stevens, 2000. "Wage-Tenure Contracts in a Frictional Labour Market: Firms Strategies for Recruitment and Retention," Economics Series Working Papers 2000-W10, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
  3. Leon Feinstein & Fernando Galindo-Rueda & Anna Vignoles, 2004. "The labour market impact of adult education and training: a cohort analysis," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 19470, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  4. Pamela Lenton, 2006. "Where do I go and what should I do? Routes through further education," Working Papers 2006014, The University of Sheffield, Department of Economics, revised Dec 2006.
  5. L Feinstein & Fernando Galindo-Rueda & Anna Vignoles, 2004. "The Labour Market Impact of Adult Education and Training: A cohort analysis," CEE Discussion Papers 0036, Centre for the Economics of Education, LSE.
  6. Herrero Prieto, Luis César, 2009. "La investigación en economía de la cultura en España: un estudio bibliométrico/Research in Cultural Economics in Spain: A Bibliometric Study," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 27, pages 35-62, Abril.

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