When Work is Threatened: Lifelong Education and Occupation Choice

This project examines the impact of adult apprenticeship on mitigating the adverse effects of automation and offshoring on employment, particularly for vulnerable groups. With the backdrop of significant economic changes and the potential for job losses, the study challenges the notion that skill formation remains static amidst technological advancements. Focusing on the Danish context, the research utilizes detailed register data and a probabilistic framework to explore how vocational education can enhance human capital and enable individuals to adapt to external shocks, thus questioning the need to slow technological progress to protect the workforce.