Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161389
Authors: 
Albanese, Andrea
Cappellari, Lorenzo
Leonardi, Marco
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10766
Abstract: 
This paper estimates the causal effects of the 2003 reform of the Italian apprenticeship contract which aimed at introducing the "dual system" in Italy by allowing on-the-job training. The reform also increased the age eligibility of the apprenticeship contract and introduced a minimum floor to apprentices' wages. Using administrative data and balancing techniques we find that five years after hiring, the new contract improves the chances of moving to a permanent job in the same firm, yet this happens mostly in large firms. There are also sizeable long-run wage effects of the reform, well beyond the legal duration of apprenticeships, compatible with increased human capital accumulation probably due to the training provisions of the reform.
Subjects: 
apprenticeship
permanent work
youth employment
covariate balancing
propensity score
JEL: 
J24
J41
C21
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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