Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/147370
Authors: 
Hampf, Franziska
Woessmann, Ludger
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 6116
Abstract: 
It has been argued that vocational education facilitates the school-to-work transition but reduces later adaptability to changing environments. Using the recent international PIAAC data, we confirm such a trade-off over the life-cycle in a difference-in-differences model that compares employment rates across education type and age. An initial employment advantage of individuals with vocational compared to general education turns into a disadvantage later in life. Results are strongest in apprenticeship countries that provide the highest intensity of industry-based vocational education.
Subjects: 
vocational education
apprenticeship
employment
life-cycle
PIAAC
JEL: 
J24
J64
I20
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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