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Does Doing an Apprenticeship Pay Off? Evidence from Ghana.

Abstract:

In Ghana there is a highly developed apprenticeship system where young men and women undertake sector-specific private training, which yields skills used primarily in the informal sector. In this paper we use a 2006 urban based household survey with detailed questions on the background, training and earnings of workers in both wage and self-employment to ask whether apprenticeship pays off. We show that apprenticeship is by far the most important institution providing training and is undertak...

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Courtney Monk More by this author
Francis Teal More by this author
Justin Sandefur More by this author
Volume:
WPS/2008-08
Series:
CSAE Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2008
URN:
uuid:2ae3ffb3-9241-4ea5-9236-fc385e43e6b3
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:13211
Language:
English

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