Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/114457
Authors: 
Egg, Maria Esther
Renold, Ursula
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
KOF Working Papers, KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich 383
Abstract: 
Switzerland is famous for its vocational education and training (VET) system. This article describes Switzerland's success in integrating adolescents into the labour market, with emphasis on two aspects. First, dual-track VET, which combines learning at school and in host companies, is an attractive choice for adolescents. It prepares them for the labour market and for progression routes to higher education. Second, the firm's decision to train could be an example of the prisoner's dilemma, but Switzerland has managed to sidestep that issue and minimize concerns about poaching. Finally, we discuss what Spain could learn from the Swiss VET system.
Subjects: 
Swiss vocational education and training system
apprenticeship
standard of excellence
youth labour market
prisoner's dilemma
JEL: 
C71
I21
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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