The study’s objective was to examine the impact of the Registered Apprenticeship (RA) program on employment and earnings.
The authors compared outcomes for participants in the RA program with people eligible for the program who did not participate in it. They used Unemployment Insurance wage record data to estimate regression models, controlling for demographic characteristics and pre-intervention measures of earnings and employment.
Reed, D., Liu, A., Kleinman, R., Mastri, A., Reed, D., Sattar, S., & Ziegler, J. (2012). An effectiveness assessment and cost-benefit analysis of Registered Apprenticeship in 10 states. Oakland, CA: Mathematica Policy Research.