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Training Duration and Post-training Outcomes: A Duration-Limited Competing Risks Model

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  • Mealli, Fabrizia
  • Pudney, Stephen
  • Thomas, Jonathan M

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In some practical applications of transition models there is a natural limit on the duration of some state. An important example is the Youth Training Scheme (YTS), which is normally limited to two years. The authors modify the usual competing risks model for this case and derive a diagnostic test for heterogeneity. They apply the techniques to a model of the duration of YTS and find results that suggest an important qualitative effect of completed two-year YTS spells compared to spells completed under two years. Full-term YTS spells are found to be associated with significantly higher employment probabilities. Copyright 1996 by Royal Economic Society.

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  • Mealli, Fabrizia & Pudney, Stephen & Thomas, Jonathan M, 1996. "Training Duration and Post-training Outcomes: A Duration-Limited Competing Risks Model," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 106(435), pages 422-433, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:ecj:econjl:v:106:y:1996:i:435:p:422-33
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    1. Arulampalam, Wiji & Naylor, Robin A. & Smith, Jeremy P, 2001. "A hazard model of the probability of medical school dropout in the united kingdom," The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) 597, University of Warwick, Department of Economics.
    2. Andrews, Martyn & Bradley, Steve & Upward, Richard, 1999. "Estimating Youth Training Wage Differentials during and after Training," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 51(3), pages 517-544, July.
    3. Cockx, Bart & Van der Linden, Bruno & Karaa, Adel, 1998. "Active Labour Market Policies and Job Tenure," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 50(4), pages 685-708, October.
    4. Michael White and Genevieve Knight, 2003. "Benchmarking the effectiveness of NDYP: A review of European and US literature on the microeconomic effects of labour market programmes for young people," PSI Research Discussion Series 10, Policy Studies Institute, UK.
    5. Fabrizia Mealli & Stephen Pudney, "undated". "Applying Heterogeneous Transition Models in Labour Economics: The Role of Youth Training in labour Market transitions," Discussion Papers in Public Sector Economics 99/5, Department of Economics, University of Leicester.

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