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Coaching Disadvantaged Young People: Evidence from Firm Level Data.

Mohrenweiser, J. and Pfeiffer, P., 2015. Coaching Disadvantaged Young People: Evidence from Firm Level Data. Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik), 235 (4+5), 459 - 473 .

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In Germany, apprenticeship training firms currently face a shrinking number of qualified school-leavers because of smaller birth cohorts and an increasing proportion of school leavers aiming for higher education. This paper investigates whether a programme that supports firms to train disadvantaged youth can reduce recruiting difficulties in apprentice training firms. Based on unique firm-level data from the metal and electronic industry in Baden-Württemberg from 2010 to 2013, we apply instrumental variable and difference-in-difference estimations and find no significant short-term causal impact of the programme.

Item Type:Article
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:22628
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:12 Oct 2015 14:32
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:53


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