Premature Apprenticeship Terminations: An Economic Analysis
Donata Bessey () and
No 2, Economics of Education Working Paper Series from University of Zurich, Department of Business Administration (IBW)
This paper presents empirical evidence on premature terminations of apprenticeship contracts in Germany. Our novel approach uses human capital theory with a regional component as a clear-cut framework for the analysis. It derives testable hypotheses on individual decisions to finish an investment in human capital, namely, their apprenticeship training. Using a German data set, we find some evidence for the appropriateness of our theory, especially with respect to the short-term cost of an apprenticeship. Regional impact factors also seem to have a decisive impact on the decision to drop out from vocational training. We conclude that economic incentives, also long-term ones, seem to play a decisive role in individuals’ decisions whether to finish their training or not.
Keywords: Apprenticeship training; human capital; regional labor markets (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I21 J24 J32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 35 pages
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