Youth Unemployment After Apprenticeship Training and Individual, Occupation and Training Employer Characteristics

23 Pages Posted: 20 Aug 2014

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Jens Mohrenweiser

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Thomas Zwick

University of Würzburg - Business Administration & Economics; Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW); Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA)

Date Written: August 1, 2014

Abstract

This paper analyses the risk of unemployment, unemployment duration and the risk of long-term unemployment immediately after apprenticeship graduation. Unemployed apprenticeship graduates constitute a large share of unemployed youth in Germany but unemployment incidence within this group is unequally distributed. Our paper extends previous research in three dimensions. It shows that individual productivity assessment of the training firm, initial selection into high reputation training firms and occupations, and adverse selection of employer moving graduates are correlated with unemployment after apprenticeship graduation.

Keywords: apprenticeship, youth unemployment, Germany

JEL Classification: J24, J62, J64, M53

Suggested Citation

Mohrenweiser, Jens and Zwick, Thomas, Youth Unemployment After Apprenticeship Training and Individual, Occupation and Training Employer Characteristics (August 1, 2014). ZEW - Centre for European Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 14-052. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2482316 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2482316

Jens Mohrenweiser (Contact Author)

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research ( email )

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Thomas Zwick

University of Würzburg - Business Administration & Economics ( email )

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Wuerzburg, D-97070
Germany

Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) ( email )

P.O. Box 10 34 43
L 7,1 D-68161 Mannheim
Germany

Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) ( email )

P.O. Box 616
Maastricht, MD6200
Netherlands

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