Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/174318
Authors: 
Bischoff, Ivo
Hauschildt, Julia
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Joint Discussion Paper Series in Economics 22-2017
Abstract: 
The German apprenticeship system is widely known throughout the world. We analyze expenditures on vocational schools on county level using data from 213 West-German counties between 2001 and 2006. We use spatial econometrics to test for spatial correlation in counties' expenditure on vocational schools but find no evidence that vocational schools serve as instrument in inter-county competition. While the theoretical literature suggests that spending should be higher for apprentices from small firms, we find a negative relationship between the share of apprentices from small firms and the expenditures per pupil. Expenditures are found to increase in the share of Christian Democrats in the county council.
Subjects: 
vocational schools
German apprenticeship system
local public finance
spatial econometrics
JEL: 
H75
R51
R58
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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