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A Competing Risks Analysis of the Determinants of Low Completion Rates in the Canadian Apprenticeship System

  • Dostie, Benoit

In 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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Paper provided by Vancouver School of Economics in its series CLSSRN working papers with number clsrn_admin-2010-29.

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Length: 39 pages
Date of creation: 21 Oct 2010
Date of revision: 21 Oct 2010
Handle: RePEc:ubc:clssrn:clsrn_admin-2010-29
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  1. Cihan Bilginsoy, 2005. "Delivering Skills: Apprenticeship Program Sponsorship and Transition from Training," Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, University of Utah 2005_01, University of Utah, Department of Economics.
  2. Cihan Bilginsoy, 2003. "The hazards of training: Attrition and retention in construction industry apprenticeship programs," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 57(1), pages 54-67, October.
  3. 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).
  4. Donata Bessey & Uschi Backes-Gellner, 2008. "Dropping out and revising educational decisions: Evidence from vocational education," Economics of Education Working Paper Series 0040, University of Zurich, Institute for Strategy and Business Economics (ISU).
  5. David J. Farber & A. Harvey Belitsky & Jack Barbash, 1967. "Apprenticeship in the United States: Labor Market Forces and Social Policy," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 2(1), pages 70-96.
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