Do apprenticeships pay?: evidence for England

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Author: Cavaglia, Chiara; McNally, Sandra; Ventura, Guglielmo


The importance of apprenticeships for early labour market transitions varies across countries and over time. In recent times, there has been a policy drive to increase the number of people undertaking apprenticeships in England. This is regarded as important for addressing poor productivity. We investigate whether there is a positive return to undertaking an apprenticeship for young people. We use detailed administrative data to track recent cohorts of young school leavers as they transition to the labour market. Our results suggest that apprenticeships lead to a positive average...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Apprenticeship; Gender; Outcomes

Keywords: Return on education and training; Outcomes of education and training; Career choice; Transition from education and training to employment; Wage differential; Longitudinal data; Data analysis

Geographic subjects: England; Great Britain; Europe

Published: [Oxford, England]: Oxford University and John Wiley and Sons, 2020

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Journal volume: 82

Journal number: 5

Journal date: October 2020

Pages: pp. 1094-1134

Related items: TD/TNC 133.808

ISSN: 1468-0084 (online)

Also published in 2018 as CVER discussion paper series; no. 015. This paper is available in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 133.808.

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 146.728

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