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Do Apprenticeships Pay? Evidence for England

Chavaglia, Chiara, McNally, Sandra and Ventura, Guglielmo (2020) Do Apprenticeships Pay? Evidence for England Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics.

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The importance of apprenticeships for early labour market transitions varies across countries and over time. In recent times, there has been a policy drive to increase the number of people undertaking apprenticeships in England. This is regarded as important for addressing poor productivity. We investigate whether there is a positive return to undertaking an apprenticeship for young people. We use detailed administrative data to track recent cohorts of young school leavers as they transition to the labour market. Our results suggest that apprenticeships lead to a positive average earnings return (at least in the short run), although there is stark variation between sectors. This is an important driver of the gender gap in earnings.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Authors :
Chavaglia, Chiara
Ventura, Guglielmo
Date : 19 February 2020
Funders : CVER programme of research, Centre for Economic Performance
Projects : Informing the Industrial Strategy
Uncontrolled Keywords : apprenticeship; vocational education
Depositing User : James Marshall
Date Deposited : 20 Feb 2020 15:14
Last Modified : 20 Feb 2020 15:14

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