A Competing Risks Analysis of the Determinants of Low Completion Rates in the Canadian Apprenticeship System
AbstractIn this paper, we estimate the determinants of low (and slow) completion rates with a competing risk duration model using data from the National Apprenticeship Survey (NAS) 2007. This allows us to distinguish the impact age and duration dependence on the probability of dropping out. We find older apprentices are less likely to transit toward completion after age 28. We also find duration dependence to be positive, meaning transition probabilities to completion increase with apprenticeship duration. However, the positive effect dies out quickly after 10 years of apprenticeship.
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Length: 39 pages
Date of creation: 21 Oct 2010
Date of revision: 21 Oct 2010
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Apprenticeship training; human capital; competing risks model;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
- I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-10-30 (All new papers)
- NEP-HRM-2010-10-30 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-LAB-2010-10-30 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-RES-2010-10-30 (Resource Economics)
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- Donata Bessey & Uschi Backes-Gellner, 2007. "Premature Apprenticeship Terminations: An Economic Analysis," Economics of Education Working Paper Series 0002, University of Zurich, Institute for Strategy and Business Economics (ISU).
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