Coaching Disadvantaged Young People: Evidence from Firm Level Data

Authors: Mohrenweiser, J. and Pfeiffer, P.

Journal: Journal of Economics and Statistics

Volume: 235

Issue: 4+5

Pages: 459-473

ISSN: 0021-4027

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22628/

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Preferred by: Jens Mohrenweiser

Coaching Disadvantaged Young People: Evidence from Firm Level Data

Authors: Mohrenweiser, J. and Pfeiffer, P.

Journal: Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik)

Volume: 235

Issue: 4+5

Pages: 459-473

ISSN: 0021-4027

Abstract:

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-W├╝rttemberg from 2010 to 2013, we apply instrumental variable and difference-in-difference estimations and find no significant short-term causal impact of the programme.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22628/

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