Apprentice Wage Rates: Extent, Determinants and Implications

This report provides findings from an in-depth survey conducted at 72 local businesses clustered around commercial markets located across Ganta, Gbarnga and Monrovia Cities of Liberia. The aim of the study is to provide a better understanding of wage rate business proprietors pay employees, which are classified in the study at entry level apprentices without soft skills, entry level apprentices with soft skills, entry level employees, and experienced employees. Our study shows that business owners place a very high wage premium on apprentices with soft skill training than with new apprentices without soft skill training with later earning significantly lower wages.

Please click the web link to the full paper published on Prospects Youth Program Website: Wage rates study final

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