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Table 1 Recent surveys on the costs and benefits of apprenticeship training in Europe 13

From: Return on investment of apprenticeship systems for enterprises: Evidence from cost-benefit analyses

Country Authors Year of survey Data Net costs Share of firms with net costs Fraction of retained apprentices (1 yr after training)
GER Beicht et al. (2004) 2000 Representative study based on 2424 personal interviews. € 6033* 88% 53%
  Schönfeld et al. (2010) 2007 Representative study based on 2986 personal interviews. € 3596 70% 53%
CH Schweri et al. (2003) 2000 Representative study based on 2352 postal questionnaires. CHF -2900 40% 36%
  Muehlemann et al. (2007a) 2004 Representative study based on 2413 postal questionnaires. CHF -1700 37% 37%
  Strupler and Wolter (2012) 2009 Representative study based on 2413 postal questionnaires. CHF -3200 29% 35%
AUT Lassnigg and Steiner 1997 1995 Representative study based on 1085 personal interviews. ATS 40,000 (net equivalence costs) 65% n/a
UK Gambin et al. (2010) 2007/08 Non-representative study based on 42 interviews of firms in 5 sectors. £ 1200 -7190 100% (n/a for business administr.) n/a
  1. Notes: * based on the same calculation method as in the 2007 survey.