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dc.contributor.authorDionisius, Reginaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMuehlemann, Samuelen_US
dc.contributor.authorPfeifer, Haralden_US
dc.contributor.authorWalden, Günteren_US
dc.contributor.authorWenzelmann, Felixen_US
dc.contributor.authorWolter, Stefan C.en_US
dc.description.abstractFor the first time it has been made possible to merge a German and a Swiss firm-level data set that include detailed information about costs and benefits of apprenticeship training. Previous analyzes based only on aggregate data showed that the net costs of training apprentices are substantial in Germany, whereas apprenticeship training is on average profitable during the training period for firms in Switzerland, even though the two training systems are rather similar. This paper analyzes the reasons for these differences with matching methods. We simulate the impact of changes in certain parameters such as wages, apprenticeship system-related factors and allocation of tasks to apprentices on the cost-benefit ratio using the counterfactual values of the other country. The results show that most of the difference in the net costs of training between the two countries can be explained by a higher share of productive tasks allocated to apprentices in Switzerland and the differences in relative wages.en_US
dc.publisherCenter for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESifo) Munichen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper 2287en_US
dc.subject.keywordapprenticeship trainingen_US
dc.subject.keywordcost and benefit analysisen_US
dc.subject.stwDuale Berufsausbildungen_US
dc.titleCost and benefit of apprenticeship training: a comparison of Germany and Switzerlanden_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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