Stick, Carrot and Skill Acquisition

Birthe Larsen, Trine Filges

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Abstract

This paper examines the macroeconomic effects of youth unemployment programmes in the form of vocational training (YUPs), developing a two sector general equilibrium model featuring matching frictions and worker-fi rm wage bargaining for skilled workers. Unskilled sector wages are indexed to skilled sector wages. Workers differ with respect to ability, having importance for the young worker s skill decision. Furthermore, a young worker may be offered vocational training through YUPs. The total number of skilled workers is therefore determined by these two channels and the interaction between them. We focus on the impact of of YUPs on skill division, unemployment distribution workers and aggregate unemployment.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
PublisherCopenhagen Business School, CBS
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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Larsen, B., & Filges, T. (2001). Stick, Carrot and Skill Acquisition. Frederiksberg: Copenhagen Business School, CBS.
Larsen, Birthe ; Filges, Trine. / Stick, Carrot and Skill Acquisition. Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School, CBS, 2001.
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