ERIC Number: ED306454
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of Apprenticeship Training from the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972.
Cook, Robert F.; And Others
A study investigated effects of on-the-job or "hands-on" vocational training relative to standard classroom vocational instruction on subsequent employment, earnings, wages, and job satisfaction. The data used were from the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 and five follow-up surveys of this population. An analysis of the data using a staged approach indicated that a full-scale study could be performed of the relative and absolute net effects of various forms of vocational training relative to a comparison group of individuals who engaged only in postsecondary classroom vocational education. These analyses indicated that apprentices earned more than those in the comparison group; the differences grew both absolutely and relatively over time. The average hourly wage and average hours of apprentices were greater than those of in the comparison group. In all years, the proportion of apprentices who were satisfied with their jobs exceeded that of the comparison group. A separate analysis was made of individuals who received employer provided on-the-job training relative to the same comparison group. Findings offered some support for the hypotheses that those who received on-the-job training worked more than apprentices in the early years and had higher earnings in the earlier years. (The text includes 45 tables. Appendixes provide weighted tables and detailed tables.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Comparative Analysis, Educational Research, Employment Patterns, Job Satisfaction, On the Job Training, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Salary Wage Differentials, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup, Wages
Learning by Doing, I.U.O.E. National Training Program, 1125 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: International Union of Operating Engineers, Washington, DC.; Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972