Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/100657
Authors: 
Mohrenweiser, Jens
Pfeiffer, Friedhelm
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 14-054
Abstract: 
In Germany, apprenticeship training firms currently face a shrinking number of qualified school-leavers because of smaller birth cohorts and an increasing proportion of school leavers aiming for higher education. This paper investigates whether a programme that supports firms to train disadvantaged youth can reduce recruiting difficulties in apprentice training firms. Based on unique firm-level data from the metal and electronic industry in Baden-Württemberg from 2010 to 2013, we apply instrumental variable and difference-in-difference estimations and find no significant short-term causal impact of the programme.
Subjects: 
disadvantaged youth
apprenticeship training
programme evaluation
JEL: 
J11
J24
M51
L60
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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