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Job loss and Education: Effects of adult education on wage earnings for displaced workers
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Economics.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Sweden suffered one of its worst economic crises during the 1990s. Many individuals lost their jobs due to large workforce reductions and workplace shutdowns. This resulted in forming a unique group of displaced workers with a broad set of skills, abilities and work experience. A displaced worker had three choices, finding a new job, enrolling in education, or neither of these two. This study assesses the long-term effect on wage earnings from enrollment in adult education (Komvux) for workers aged 20-47 that lost their jobs in 1992 and had two years of upper secondary school education. Through analysing registry data from 1990-2015 which includes direct measures of ability, this study found that 1) the long-term total net benefit 24 years after enrollment is negative for both females and males (full samples). 2) It can take up to 14 years for the difference-in-difference in wage earnings between enrollees and non-enrollees to converge to the pre-enrollment level. 3) Controlling for ability among males have a negative effect on the results for enrollees. 4) Analysing heterogeneous effect found that females that did not register as unemployed fared best, and males over 25 fared worst from enrollment.

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2018.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-149623OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-149623DiVA, id: diva2:1223177
Available from: 2018-06-25 Created: 2018-06-25 Last updated: 2018-06-25Bibliographically approved

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