Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/76192
Authors: 
Euwals, Rob
Winkelmann, Rainer
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Socioeconomic Institute, University of Zurich 0308
Abstract: 
The apprenticeship system is the most important source of formal post-secondary training in Germany. Using German register data - the IAB Employment Sample - we find that apprentices staying with their training firm after graduation have longer first-job durations but not higher wages than apprentices leaving the training firm. Retention rates, first job durations, and post-apprenticeship wages are all increasing functions of training intensity. Some implications for the ongoing debate as to why firms are willing to invest in general training are discussed.
Subjects: 
training
wages
job-duration
JEL: 
C41
J24
J31
J44
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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