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Jérémy HERVELIN (CREST) – "Apprenticeship and Youth Unemployment"

February 4, 2020 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
The Microeconometrics Seminar: Every Tuesday at 12:15 pm.
Time: 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Date: 4th of February 2020
Place: Room 3001.
Jérémy Hervelin (CREST) – “Apprenticeship and Youth Unemployment”, joint work with Pierre Cahuc (Science Po, IZA and CEPR)

Abstract: In France, two years after school completion and getting the same diploma, the employment rate of apprentices is about 15 percentage points higher than that of vocational students. Despite this difference, we show that there is almost no difference between the probability of getting a callback from employers for unemployed youth formerly either apprentice or vocational student. This result indicates that the better job access of apprenticeship does not rely, in the French context, on the acquisition of competences more valued by firms, but on the retention of apprentices in their training firm. The estimation of a job search and matching model shows that the expansion of apprenticeship has very limited effects on youth unemployment if this is not accompanied by an increase in the retention of apprentices in their training firm.​

Xavier D’Haultfoeuille, Benoit Schmutz, Thomas Delemotte & Léa Bou Sleiman
Lunch registration:
food provided, no registration