The effectiveness and costs-benefits of apprenticeships: Results of the quantitative analysis

Samek M, Comi S, Origo F, Torchio N, Speckesser S, Montalt J, |   | European Commission | Sep 2013

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This report jointly researched by IES, Ecorys and IRS for the European Commission assesses the effectiveness of traineeship and apprenticeship schemes. Adopting three methodological approaches the report offers a review of existing evaluation studies; an econometric analysis of cross-country data on available schemes at EU level; and an evaluation of the effects of apprenticeship schemes in two countries, Italy and the UK.

The reports findings focus on issues such as how a higher incidence of apprenticeships is associated with higher youth (15-24) employment rates; how apprenticeships are associated with lower youth unemployment and the impact of 'apprenticeship coverage rates' on youth employment.