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By Chance or Choice: The Regulation of the Apprenticeship System in Australia, 1900-1930

Stromback, Thorsten


This paper traces the process whereby the apprenticeship system came to be regulated by industrial tribunals during the period 1900 to 1930. It describes how the regulation emerged, the motives that underpinned it, and the wider political debate about the apprenticeship system at the time. It then goes on to assess the effect of this regulation. This assessment is informed by an underlying theoretical perspective and draws on the contemporary debate and the outcomes that can be observed. While...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
Date published: 2006-09
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Access Rights: Open Access


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