Apprenticeship non-completion in Germany: a money matter?


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Author: Neuber-Pohl, Caroline


German establishments heavily rely on the apprenticeship system for skill supply. With one in four apprenticeship contracts ending before successful completion, it is in the interest of establishments and policy-makers to determine factors, which reduce non-completion. This paper investigates the role of apprenticeship wages and income prospects after completion for apprenticeship non-completion in Germany. For this purpose, this study identifies incidences of apprenticeship non-completion in a large sample of administrative data on employment biographies and estimates a piecewise...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Income; Outcomes; Pathways; Industry

Keywords: Completion; Student retention; Wage rate; Return on education and training; Job satisfaction

Geographic subjects: Europe; Germany

Published: London, England: SpringerOpen, 2021

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Journal volume: 13

Journal date: 2021

Pages: pp. 1-32

ISSN: 1877-6337, 1877-6345 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 144.515

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