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

24 Pages Posted: 23 Mar 2006

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Samuel Muehlemann

University of Bern

Stefan C. Wolter

Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF); University of Bern - Department of Economics; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: February 2006

Abstract

This paper uses regional variation in labor markets, the industry structure and the educational system to explain the training decisions of firms. Using a representative firm-level data set, the results show that firms are less likely to offer training if the number of competing firms situated in the same geographical area is high. Furthermore, the supply of potential apprentices affects the training decision positively through an improved matching process. In addition, the expected ability of apprentices also has a positive impact, whereas a more developed system of full-time schooling options for school leavers reduces the likelihood of a firm to offer training.

Keywords: apprenticeship training, regional labor markets

JEL Classification: I28, J24, J42

Suggested Citation

Mühlemann, Samuel and Wolter, Stefan C., Regional Effects on Employer-Provided Training: Evidence from Apprenticeship Training in Switzerland (February 2006). CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1665. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=892725

Samuel Mühlemann

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