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Table 5 Share of training firms, net costs, and retention rate by firm size (Switzerland)

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

Firm size (number of employees) Share of training firms Share among all Swiss training firms Share of apprenticeships in Switzerland Net benefit per apprenticeship (CHF) Retention rate of former apprentices
1-9 0.26 0.46 0.30 18’400 0.25
10-49 0.42 0.34 0.32 14’400 0.32
50-99 0.59 0.09 0.10 13’200 0.41
100+ 0.76 0.12 0.29 -2300 0.47
  1. Data: from Strupler and Wolter (2012). Net benefits per apprenticeship are defined in chapter 2 (“The cost-benefit model”).