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Special issue: The economics of apprenticeship and further training in Germany and Switzerland


"For more than 10 years, since demand for apprenticeship places has permanently exceeded their supply, there has been a growing interest in the economics of apprenticeship training. This has stimulated a wave of theoretical and empirical research on the topic. Since apprenticeship training is strongest in Germany and Switzerland, countries known for their highly developed systems of apprenticeship training, they are an ideal field for empirical analyses having stimulated a variety of different research topics and designs. This special issue of the Journal for Labour Market Research reflects this increased interest. It contains a broad set of papers on the economics of apprenticeship training and therefore also represents the respective research community in the two countries. However, apprenticeship training and further training cannot be seen independently, so the issue is rounded off by three papers on further training which nicely complement the empirical evidence on apprenticeship training and provides evidence on the long-term effects of apprenticeship and initial training during the life course." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku)
Table of Contents:
Samuel Muehlemann, Stefan C. Wolter: Regional effects on employer-provided training: Evidence from apprenticship training in Switzerland (131-133);
Juerg Schweri, Barbara Mueller: Why has the share of training firms declined in Switzerland? (135-147);
Günter Walden: Short-term and long-term benefits as determinants of the training behaviour of companies (169-191);
Thomas Zwick: Apprenticeship training in Germay - investment or productivity driven? (193-204);
Lutz Bellmann, Florian Janik: To recruit skilled workers or to train one's own? Vocational training in the face of uncertainty as to the rate of retention of trainees on completion of training (205-220);
Hans Dietrich, Hans-Dieter Gerner: The determinants of apprenticeship training with particular reference to business expectations (221-233);
Hilary Steddman, Karin Wagner: The impact of national ICT qualification systems on companies' recruitment practices - an Anglo-German comparison (235-249);
Renate Neubäumer, Susanne Kohaut: A double hurdle approach for company further training behaviour and an empirical test of this using data from the IAB establishment panel (251-269);
Elisabeth M. Krekel, Günter Walden: What influence do work-life situations and vocational orientation measures exert on individual commitment to continuing training? (271-293);
Uschi Backes-Gellner, Johannes Mure, Simone N. Tuor: The puzzle of non-participation in continuing training - An empirical study of chronic vs. temporary non-participation (295-311). ((en))

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Bibliographical information

Backes-Gellner, Uschi (Ed.); Bellmann, Lutz (Ed.) (2007): Special issue: The economics of apprenticeship and further training in Germany and Switzerland. In: Zeitschrift für ArbeitsmarktForschung, Vol. 40, Iss. 2/3, pp. 129-351.