The effects of youth labor market reforms : evidence from Italian apprenticeships / Andrea Albanese (LISER), Lorenzo Cappellari (Università Cattolica Milano, CESifo and IZA), Marco Leonardi (Università di Milano and IZA) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserAlbanese, Andrea ; Cappellari, Lorenzo ; Leonardi, Marco
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, May 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 10766
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This paper estimates the causal effects of the 2003 reform of the Italian apprenticeship contract which aimed at introducing the "dual system" in Italy by allowing on-the-job training. The reform also increased the age eligibility of the apprenticeship contract and introduced a minimum floor to apprentices wages. Using administrative data and balancing techniques we find that five years after hiring, the new contract improves the chances of moving to a permanent job in the same firm, yet this happens mostly in large firms. There are also sizeable long-run wage effects of the reform, well beyond the legal duration of apprenticeships, compatible with increased human capital accumulation probably due to the training provisions of the reform.