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Do employment subsidies reduce early apprenticeship dropout?

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  • Fries, Jan
  • Göbel, Christian
  • Maier, Michael F.

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We evaluate the effect of the Apprenticeship Bonus, an employment subsidy programme, on early dropout of apprenticeship. Eligibility to the programme is restricted to school leavers who have actively searched for apprenticeship training to start immediately after leaving school, but were unsuccessful in finding a position. Our analysis is based on rich survey data that has been collected specifically for this study. Using this data, we describe the characteristics of school leavers who have searched for apprenticeship positions unsuccessfully directly leaving school and analyse the effect of the subsidy on the risk of apprenticeship dropout. Even though the subsidy provides strong incentives to prevent dropout, we do not find significant effects of the programme. Our finding suggests that financial incentives are not effective in increasing the probability to finish vocational in-firm training successfully. --

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Paper provided by ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research in its series ZEW Discussion Papers with number 13-053.

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Date of creation: 2013
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Keywords: Apprenticeship; vocational training; subsidized employment; dropout;

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  1. Jens Mohrenweiser, 2013. "Which firms train disadvantaged youth?," Economics of Education Working Paper Series, University of Zurich, Institute for Strategy and Business Economics (ISU) 0087, University of Zurich, Institute for Strategy and Business Economics (ISU).

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