Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/19129
Authors: 
Muehlemann, Samuel
Wolter, Stefan C.
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo working papers 1665
Abstract: 
This paper uses regional variation in labor markets, the industry structure and the educational system to explain the training decisions of firms. Using a representative firm-level data set, the results show that firms are less likely to offer training if the number of competing firms situated in the same geographical area is high. Furthermore, the supply of potential apprentices affects the training decision positively through an improved matching process. In addition, the expected ability of apprentices also has a positive impact, whereas a more developed system of full-time schooling options for school leavers reduces the likelihood of a firm to offer training.
Subjects: 
apprenticeship training
regional labor markets
JEL: 
I28
J42
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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