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The effectiveness of apprenticeship training. A within-track comparison of workplace-based and school-based vocational training in Hungary

Horn, Dániel (2016) The effectiveness of apprenticeship training. A within-track comparison of workplace-based and school-based vocational training in Hungary. SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH, 55. pp. 139-154. ISSN 0049-089X

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Abstract

Although apprenticeship training has been praised for its effectiveness in easing the transition of non-college-bound students from school to work, most studies rely on cross-country or cross-track comparisons. This study compares apprenticeship training students with non-apprentices within educational track in a relatively uncoordinated and decentralized institutional setting. Using a rich database and a unique set of observable individual-level characteristics as well as local labor market fixed effects to control for the potential selection bias, the results show that there are no significant differences in employment opportunities between apprentices and non-apprentices within just a year after graduation. This might be due to the failure of the Hungarian firms to enhance the skills of apprentices and thus increase their chances of entering the labor market compared to their school-trained peers. However, some immediate positive effect of apprenticeship training within sub-populations is apparent, which are likely to be the result of screening.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: PANEL DATA; School-to-work transition; Screening; Employment; Apprenticeship training
Subjects: H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > HB Economic Theory / közgazdaságtudomány
L Education / oktatás > L1 Education (General) / oktatás általában
SWORD Depositor: MTMT SWORD
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2017 09:56
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2017 09:56
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/64312

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