Stefan C. Wolter

Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)

Director

CH - 5000 Aarau

Switzerland

http://www.skbf-csre.ch

University of Bern - Department of Economics

Gesellschaftstrasse 49

Bern, CH-3012

Switzerland

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

CESifo

Poschinger Str. 5

Munich, DE-81679

Germany

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (42)

1.

Rates of Return to Education: The View of Students in Switzerland

IZA Discussion Paper No. 371
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 09 Oct 2001
Stefan C. Wolter and Andre Zbinden
Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF) and University of Bern - Institute of Economics
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Rates of Return to Education, Wages, Expectations

Cost and Benefit of Apprenticeship Training - A Comparison of Germany and Switzerland

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2287
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 29 Apr 2008
Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB), University of Bern, Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB), Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB), Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB) and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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apprenticeship training, cost and benefit analysis

Cost and Benefit of Apprenticeship Training: A Comparison of Germany and Switzerland

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3465
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 03 Nov 2008
Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB), University of Bern, Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB), Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB), Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB) and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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apprenticeship training, cost and benefit analysis

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Why Some Firms Train Apprentices and Many Others Do Not

IZA Discussion Paper No. 916
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 25 Nov 2003
Stefan C. Wolter, Samuel Muehlemann and Juerg Schweri
Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF), University of Bern and Swiss Federal Institute of Vocational Education and Research
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apprenticeship training, firm-sponsored training, cost-benefit analysis

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Regional Effects on Employer-Provided Training: Evidence from Apprenticeship Training in Switzerland

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1665
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 23 Mar 2006
Samuel Muehlemann and Stefan C. Wolter
University of Bern and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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apprenticeship training, regional labor markets

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Sibling Rivalry: A Look at Switzerland with PISA Data

IZA Discussion Paper No. 594
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 22 Oct 2002
Stefan C. Wolter and Maja Coradi Vellacott
Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF) and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education
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Education, Parental Background, Sibling Size, Birth-order

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Sibling Rivalry: A Six Country Comparison

IZA Discussion Paper No. 734
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 03 Apr 2003
Stefan C. Wolter
Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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Education, Equity, Parental Background, Family-size, PISA

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Are Student Exchange Programs Worth it?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1656
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 21 Jul 2005
Dolores Messer and Stefan C. Wolter
University of Bern and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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exchange semester, ERASMUS, graduate survey, instrumental variables, Switzerland

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A Structural Model of Demand for Apprentices

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1417
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 18 Feb 2005
University of Bern, Swiss Federal Institute of Vocational Education and Research, University of Zurich - Statistics and Empirical Economic Research and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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apprenticeship training, count data, probit-Poisson-log-normal model, Switzerland

Money Matters - Evidence from a Large-Scale Randomized Field Experiment with Vouchers for Adult Training

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2548
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 23 Feb 2009
Dolores Messer and Stefan C. Wolter
University of Bern and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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field experiment, voucher, adult education, training, Switzerland

Money Matters: Evidence from a Large-Scale Randomized Field Experiment with Vouchers for Adult Training

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4017
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 02 Mar 2009
Dolores Messer and Stefan C. Wolter
University of Bern and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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field experiment, voucher, adult education, training, Switzerland

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Demographic Change and Public Education Spending: A Conflict between Young and Old?

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1555
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 07 Nov 2005
Stefan C. Wolter and Ueli Grob
Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF) and University of Bern
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public finance, education finance, demographics, panel estimates, Switzerland

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Self-Selection into Teaching: The Role of Teacher Education Institutions

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3505
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 05 Jun 2008
Stefan Denzler and Stefan C. Wolter
Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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teacher education, teacher training, teacher education colleges, self-selection, v

Effects of Adult Education Vouchers on the Labor Market: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3331
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 07 Feb 2011
University of Konstanz - Faculty of Economics and Statistics, University of Bern, Ifo Institute for Economic Research and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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field experiment, voucher, adult education, LATE, Switzerland

Effects of Adult Education Vouchers on the Labor Market: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5431
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 24 Jan 2011
University of Konstanz - Faculty of Economics and Statistics, University of Bern, Ifo Institute for Economic Research and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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adult education, voucher, field experiment, LATE, Switzerland

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Wage Elasticity of the Teacher Supply in Switzerland

IZA Discussion Paper No. 733
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 22 Apr 2003
Stefan C. Wolter and Stefan Denzler
Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF) and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education
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Wage Elasticity, Labour Supply, Teachers, University Graduates, Switzerland

The More, the Better? The Impact of Instructional Time on Student Performance

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5813
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 18 Apr 2016
Alejandra Cattaneo, Chantal Oggenfuss and Stefan C. Wolter
University of Zurich, Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF) and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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instruction time, PISA, fixed-effect models, tracking

The More, the Better? The Impact of Instructional Time on Student Performance

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9797
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 21 Mar 2016
Alejandra Cattaneo, Chantal Oggenfuss and Stefan C. Wolter
University of Zurich, Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF) and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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instruction time, PISA, fixed-effect models, tracking

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Too Far to Go? Does Distance Determine Study Choices?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5712
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 23 May 2011
Stefan Denzler and Stefan C. Wolter
Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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university choice, subject choice, distance-to-university, Switzerland

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What Happened to the Pisa 2000 Participants Five Years Later?

IZA Working Paper No. 3323
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 23 May 2008
Kathrin Bertschy, Alejandra Cattaneo and Stefan C. Wolter
affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Zurich and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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vocational training, transition, PISA

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Who is Afraid of School Choice?

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3385
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 29 Mar 2011
Andrea Diem and Stefan C. Wolter
Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF) and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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school choice, survey, private schools, education vouchers

The Consequences of Being Different: Statistical Discrimination and the School-to-Work Transition

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5474
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 Feb 2011
Barbara Mueller and Stefan C. Wolter
Swiss Federal Institute of Vocational Education and Research and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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statistical discrimination, school-to-work transition, PISA

The Consequences of Being Different - Statistical Discrimination and the School-to-Work Transition

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3345
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 14 Feb 2011
Barbara Mueller and Stefan C. Wolter
Swiss Federal Institute of Vocational Education and Research and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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statistical discrimination, school-to-work transition, PISA

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Are the Elderly a Threat to Educational Expenditures?

CESifo Working Paper No. 2089
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Sep 2007
Alejandra Cattaneo and Stefan C. Wolter
University of Zurich and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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public finance, education finance, demographics, survey, Switzerland

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Hiring Costs of Skilled Workers and the Supply of Firm-Provided Training

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6344
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 25 Feb 2012
University of Bern, University of Bern, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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hiring costs, apprenticeship training, firm-sponsored training

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Migration Policy Can Boost PISA Results: Findings from a Natural Experiment

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6300
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 04 Feb 2012
Alejandra Cattaneo and Stefan C. Wolter
University of Zurich and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition, migration, natural experiment, PISA

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Apprenticeship Training and the Business Cycle

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4460
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 13 Oct 2009
Samuel Muehlemann, Stefan C. Wolter and Adrian Wüest
University of Bern, Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF) and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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apprenticeship training, high school enrollment, business cycle

Empirical Evidence on the Effectiveness of Social Public Procurement Policy: The Case of the Swiss Apprenticeship Training System

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5119
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 14 Jan 2015
Mirjam Strupler and Stefan C. Wolter
University of Bern and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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apprenticeship training, difference-in-differences, matching, public procurement policy, social public procurement

Empirical Evidence on the Effectiveness of Social Public Procurement Policy: The Case of the Swiss Apprenticeship Training System

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9646
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 18 Jan 2016
Mirjam Strupler and Stefan C. Wolter
University of Bern and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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apprenticeship training, difference-in-differences, matching, public procurement policy, social public procurement

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Career Changers in Teaching Jobs: A Case Study Based on the Swiss Vocational Education System

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5806
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 04 Jul 2011
Stefani Hof, Mirjam Strupler and Stefan C. Wolter
affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Bern and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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career change, occupational change, rate of return to education, wage differentials, teacher wages, vocational education and training

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A Gift is Not Always a Gift: Gift Exchange in a Voucher Experiment

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3488
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 15 Jun 2011
Sascha O. Becker, Dolores Messer and Stefan C. Wolter
University of Warwick, University of Bern and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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gift exchange, reciprocity, field experiment, long-run effects

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Push or Pull? An Empirical Analysis of the Demand for Individual Project Grants from the Swiss National Science Foundation

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1953
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 16 Apr 2007
Stefan C. Wolter, Remy Hübschi and Matthias Müller
Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF), Government of the Swiss Confederation - Federal Finance Administration and University of Bern
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research funding, universities, panel estimations

Monopsony Power, Pay Structure and Training

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5587
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 28 Mar 2011
Samuel Muehlemann, Paul Ryan and Stefan C. Wolter
University of Bern, University of London - Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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monopsony, wage differentials, firm-sponsored training

Monopsony Power, Pay Structure, and Training

Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 66, No. 5, 2013
Posted: 18 Apr 2014
Stefan C. Wolter, Samuel Muehlemann and Paul Ryan
Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF), University of Bern and University of Cambridge - King's College, Cambridge

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wage differentials, firm-sponsored training

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Gender, Willingness to Compete and Career Choices Along the Whole Ability Distribution

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10976
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 31 Aug 2017
Thomas Buser, Noemi Peter and Stefan C. Wolter
University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE), University of Groningen and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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willingness to compete, gender, career decisions, experiment

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Time-to-Degree and the Business Cycle

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2787
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 18 May 2007
Dolores Messer and Stefan C. Wolter
University of Bern and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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time-to-degree, business cycle, consumption benefit

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Lost in Transition: The Influence of Locus of Control on Delaying Educational Decisions

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10191
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 19 Sep 2016
Katharina Jaik and Stefan C. Wolter
University of Zurich and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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locus of control, school-to-school transition, school-to-work transition

So Similar and Yet so Different: A Comparative Analysis of a Firm's Cost and Benefits of Apprenticeship Training in Austria and Switzerland

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6711
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 05 Dec 2017
University of Bern, Austrian Institute for Research on Vocational Training (OIBF), University of Bern, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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apprenticeship training, cost-benefit analysis, initial VET, hiring costs

So Similar and Yet so Different: A Comparative Analysis of a Firm's Cost and Benefits of Apprenticeship Training in Austria and Switzerland

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11081
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 23 Oct 2017
University of Bern, Austrian Institute for Research on Vocational Training (OIBF), University of Bern, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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apprenticeship training, cost-benefit analysis, initial VET, hiring costs

The Native-Migrant Gap in the Progression into and Through Upper-Secondary Education

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6810
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 21 Feb 2018
Stefan C. Wolter and Maria Zumbuehl
Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF) and University of Bern
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education, migration, occupational choice

The Native-Migrant Gap in the Progression into and Through Upper-Secondary Education

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11217
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 27 Dec 2017
Stefan C. Wolter and Maria Zumbuehl
Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF) and University of Bern
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education, migration, occupational choice

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Do Students Expect Compensation for Wage Risk?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4069
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 30 Mar 2009
Juerg Schweri, Joop Hartog and Stefan C. Wolter
Swiss Federal Institute of Vocational Education and Research, University of Amsterdam - Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
Downloads 19 (515,412)
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wage, expectations, wage risk, risk compensation, skewness

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An Empirical Analysis of the Decision to Train Apprentices

Labour, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 419-441, September 2007
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 31 Aug 2007
University of Bern, Swiss Federal Institute of Vocational Education and Research, University of Zurich - Statistics and Empirical Economic Research and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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Are They Coming Back? The Mobility of University Students in Switzerland after Graduation

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11349
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 25 Feb 2018
Chantal Oggenfuss and Stefan C. Wolter
Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF) and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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student mobility, graduate mobility, brain gain, brain drain

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Local Norms Describing the Role of the State and the Private Provision of Training

CESifo Working Paper No. 7519
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 21 Feb 2019
Juerg Schweri, Andreas Kuhn and Stefan C. Wolter
Swiss Federal Institute of Vocational Education and Research, University of Zurich and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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public goods, private provision of training, social norms, normative attitudes towards the role of the state, vocational education and training, apprenticeship training

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Are Apprenticeships Business Cycle Proof?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11374
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 12 Mar 2018
Samuel Lüthi and Stefan C. Wolter
University of Bern and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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apprenticeship training, VET, education, business cycle, error correction model

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Pisa and the Transition into the Labour Market

LABOUR, Vol. 23, Issue s1, pp. 111-137, March 2009
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 27 Apr 2009
Kathrin Bertschy, M. Alejandra Cattaneo and Stefan C. Wolter
affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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Local Norms Describing the Role of the State and the Private Provision of Training

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12159
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 21 May 2019
Andreas Kuhn, Juerg Schweri and Stefan C. Wolter
Swiss Federal Institute of Vocational Education and Research, Swiss Federal Institute of Vocational Education and Research and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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public goods, private provision of training, social norms, normative attitudes towards the role of the state, vocational education and training, apprenticeship training

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Empirical Evidence on the Effectiveness of Social Public Procurement Policy: The Case of the Swiss Apprenticeship Training System

LABOUR, Vol. 31, Issue 2, pp. 204-222, 2017
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 08 May 2017
Mirjam Strupler Leiser and Stefan C. Wolter
University of Bern and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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A Gift is Not Always a Gift: Heterogeneity and Long‐Term Effects in a Gift Exchange Experiment

Economica, Vol. 80, Issue 318, pp. 345-371, 2013
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 14 Mar 2013
Sascha O. Becker, Dolores Messer and Stefan C. Wolter
University of Warwick, University of Bern and Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)
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gift exchange, reciprocity, field experiment, long‐run effects

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Wage Expectations: A Comparison of Swiss and Us Students

Kyklos, Vol. 53, Issue 1
Posted: 17 Jul 2001
Stefan C. Wolter
Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF)

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