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Type Journal Article
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Title Firms' method of pay and the retention of apprentices
Organization Unit
Authors
  • Miriam Rinawi
  • Uschi Backes-Gellner
Item Subtype Original Work
Refereed Yes
Status Published in final form
Language
  • English
Journal Title Oxford Economic Papers
Publisher Oxford University Press
Geographical Reach international
ISSN 0030-7653
Page Range 1 - 23
Date 2019
Abstract Text The new training literature views regulated labour markets as critical for firms’ willingness to participate in apprenticeship training. These regulations allow training firms to retain their apprenticeship graduates at the end of the training period and recoup training costs. Yet, in spite of an only loosely regulated labour market, many Swiss firms offer and pay for training. Using representative data from a large employer–employee survey, we investigate whether these firms use performance pay to retain their graduates. We find that both the magnitude and the likelihood of performance pay are significantly related to a firm’s retention success.
Digital Object Identifier 10.1093/oep/gpy074
Other Identification Number merlin-id:17940
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