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The impact of dual apprenticeship programmes on early labour market outcomes: A dynamic approach

Brecht Neyt (), Dieter Verhaest () and Stijn Baert ()

Economics of Education Review, 2020, vol. 78, issue C

Abstract: This study examines the impact of enrolling into dual apprenticeship programmes during secondary education on six early employment outcomes. Our contribution to the literature is threefold. First, we apply a method that has rarely been used in this literature to control for potential selection biases. Second, this method allows us to distinguish between the programmes’ direct effect (conditional on educational achievement) and indirect effect (via educational achievement) on labour market outcomes. Third, we examine the impact of two distinct dual apprenticeship programmes in a novel setting: Flanders (Belgium). We find evidence for short-term labour market advantages only for the programme with the most days of on-the-job training, which fade out quickly over time.

Keywords: Vocational education; Transitions in youth; Dynamic selection; Education; Labour (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I21 I26 J21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1016/j.econedurev.2020.102022

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