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The returns to apprenticeship training

McIntosh, Steven (2004) The returns to apprenticeship training. CEPDP (622). Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 0753017245

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This paper uses recent data from the UK Labour Force Survey to estimate the wage gains that individuals make on average if they complete an apprenticeship programme. The results suggest gains of around 5-7% for men, but no benefit for women. Further analysis extends the results by considering the returns by age group, by qualification obtained, by highest prior qualification and by industrial sector. A key finding emerging from this further analysis is the importance of acquiring qualifications with the apprenticeship, at level 3 or above.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2004 Steven McIntosh
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
JEL classification: J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Time Allocation, Work Behavior, and Employment Determination and Creation; Human Capital; Retirement > J24 - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2008 12:34
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2021 11:52

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