Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/213108
Authors: 
Baldi, Guido
Brüggemann-Borck, Imke
Schlaak, Thore
Year of Publication: 
2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] Journal of Labor Research [ISSN:] 1936-4768 [Volume:] 35 [Issue:] 4 [Pages:] 412-422
Abstract: 
The benefits of dual apprenticeship programs are usually discussed in the context of reducing structural unemployment rates, especially among the young. Related to this, the long-run benefits of dual apprenticeship programs are extensively analyzed in the literature. However, empirical evidence regarding the short-run effects of the business cycle on the number of apprenticeships is scarce. In this paper, we use panel-data at the German federal states level ranging from 1999 through 2012 to analyze the effects of the business cycle on the number of new apprenticeship contracts. Using different sample periods and model specifications, we do not find a robust and significant effect of the business cycle on apprenticeships. Hence, the apprenticeship system seems to dampen the volatility of youth unemployment.
Subjects: 
Economic Fluctuations
Education
Hiring
Unemployment
Published Version’s DOI: 
Document Type: 
Article
Document Version: 
Accepted Manuscript (Postprint)

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