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The Economics of Vocational Education and Training

  1. Standardized curricula define the set of skills that must be trained within a training occupation and thus are a key regulatory element of apprenticeship systems. Although clear economic rationales support the...

    Authors: Jürg Schweri, Manuel Aepli and Andreas Kuhn

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2021 13:16

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  2. German establishments heavily rely on the apprenticeship system for skill supply. With one in four apprenticeship contracts ending before successful completion, it is in the interest of establishments and poli...

    Authors: Caroline Neuber-Pohl

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2021 13:12

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  3. This study seeks to reveal the heterogeneity in occupation-specific wage returns among graduates of the German vocational education and training (VET) system. We distinguish between VET graduates with and with...

    Authors: Anett Friedrich and Sandra Hirtz

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2021 13:6

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  4. The aim of this article is to identify the main stakeholders of institutions of professional higher education in the field of internal security in selected countries, and the most important collaboration pract...

    Authors: Anne Valk and Mairit Kratovitš

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2021 13:4

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  5. This paper contributes to the literature on non-monetary benefits of Vocational Education and Training (VET) by investigating its influence on a firm’s innovation process. While an increasing number of studies...

    Authors: Christian Rupietta, Johannes Meuer and Uschi Backes-Gellner

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2021 13:1

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  6. Since 2008, the Austrian Vocational Training Act has given young people the opportunity to obtain vocational qualifications in supra-company training workshops. In addition to the traditional full-time vocatio...

    Authors: Peter Schlögl, Martin Mayerl, Roland Löffler and Alexander Schmölz

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2020 12:17

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  7. This paper shows that young men who completed an apprenticeship education plus a tertiary vocational education have considerably higher earnings during the first half of their career than those who obtained an...

    Authors: Veronika Lukesch and Thomas Zwick

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2020 12:16

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  8. Despite the ongoing debate about how much academic versus vocational upper-secondary education is favorable for a country and large differences across countries of those two types of education exist, the inter...

    Authors: Katharina Jaik

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2020 12:10

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  9. Digital skills are thought to be a key competence of the twenty-first century. With the rapid growth of internet and communication tool (ICT) usage among both students and teachers, cooperative (co-op) educati...

    Authors: Steffen Wild and Lydia Schulze Heuling

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2020 12:5

    Content type: Research

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