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ERIC Number: EJ1132699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0964-5292
Attrition and Retention of Apprentices: An Exploration of Event History Data Using a Multi-State Modelling Framework
Mangan, John; Trendle, Bernard
Education Economics, v25 n4 p406-417 2017
There is widespread public concern at the high drop-out rates among apprentices in Australia. This paper argues that this concern may be misplaced as it fails to allow for eventual completion over time. We argue that a methodology that concentrates on a single training episode only is less appropriate to evaluating training outcomes in a regime where apprentices routinely record multiple episodes of training. This paper uses a multi-state approach to model the behaviour of a large sample of apprentices over a 60 month period which proves well suited to the episodic nature of cases observed in the data.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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