Is the German apprenticeship system a panacea for the U.S. labor market?

  title={Is the German apprenticeship system a panacea for the U.S. labor market?},
  author={Dietmar Harhoff and Thomas J. Kane},
  journal={Journal of Population Economics},
Abstract. This paper explores the structure of incentives undergirding the German system of apprenticeship training. We first describe characteristics of the German labor market which may lead firms to accept part of the cost of general training, even in the face of worker turnover. We then compare labor market outcomes for apprentices in Germany and high school graduates in the United States. Apprentices in Germany occupy a similar position within the German wage structure as held by high… Expand
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