ERIC Number: EJ717861
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Reference Count: 22
The Returns to Apprenticeship Training
Journal of Education and Work, v18 n3 p251-282 Sep 2005
This paper uses recent data from the UK Labour Force Survey to estimate the wage gains that individuals make on average if they complete an apprenticeship programme. The results suggest gains of around 5-7% for men, but no benefit for women. Further analysis extends the results by considering the returns by age group, by qualification obtained, by highest prior qualification and by industrial sector. A key finding emerging from this further analysis is the importance of acquiring level 3 qualifications with the apprenticeship.
Descriptors: Qualifications, Apprenticeships, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Labor Force, Surveys, Wages, Gender Differences, Age Differences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom