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Does comprehensive education work for the long-term unemployed?
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2007 (English)In: Labour EconomicsArticle in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper we evaluate the effects of comprehensive adult education on wage earnings of long-term unemployed, an essentially unexplored issue. We use register data pertaining to a large sample of long-term unemployed in Sweden who enrolled in upper secondary comprehensive adult education. Estimates with propensity score matching indicate that more than one semester of study results in substantial increases in post program annual earnings for both males and females. According to our rough calculations, the social benefits of offering these individuals comprehensive education surpass the costs within five to seven years.

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2007.
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Adult education, Long-term unemployed, Wage earnings
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Economics
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-17100DOI: doi:10.1016/j.labeco.2006.11.005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-17100DiVA: diva2:156773
Available from: 2007-10-30 Created: 2007-10-30 Last updated: 2009-10-28Bibliographically approved

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