Authors
Date (dd-mm-yyyy)
1998
Title
Vocational education versus apprenticeship; Exemplified by the Dutch situation
Publication Year
1998
Publisher
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Document type
Working paper
Faculty
Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB)
Institute
Amsterdam School of Economics Research Institute (ASE-RI)
Abstract
It is widely believed that a dual system of vocational education provides an efficient way to learn vocational skills and to lay the basis for an efficient insertion in the labour market. In the Netherlands students can choose between vocational schools and an education within the apprenticeship system. In this paper we analyze whether in the long run workers with an apprenticeship do better than workers who have gone through a vocational school. It is found that there are hardly any differences in earnings, earnings growth and employment opportunities between workers with an apprenticeship and those who went to a vocational school.
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https://hdl.handle.net/11245/1.400465