Empirical evidence on the effectiveness of social public procurement policy: the case of the Swiss apprenticeship training system


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Author: Leiser, Mirjam Strupler; Wolter, Stefan C.


In this paper [the authors] assess the effectiveness of a social public procurement policy in Switzerland that gives firms that train apprentices a preferential treatment. [The authors] estimate the effectiveness of this social procurement policy on a firm's training participation, training intensity, and training quality using information from a representative and large firm survey. The results show that the policy increases the number of training firms, and does not affect training quality negatively. However, the effect is limited in size, as only small firms and firms operating in...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Policy; Apprenticeship; Participation; Workforce development; Statistics

Keywords: Government policy; Social policy; Training participation rate; Workplace education and training; Data analysis

Geographic subjects: Switzerland; Europe

Published: Bonn, Germany: IZA, 2016

Physical description: 31 p.

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Series: IZA discussion paper; no. 9646

Resource type: Discussion paper

Document number: TD/TNC 123.332

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