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Author Albrecht, James ♦ van den Berg, Gerard J. ♦ Vroman, Susan
Source EconStor
Content type Text
Publisher Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Economics
Subject Keyword Beschäftigungsgesellschaft ♦ Qualifikation ♦ Beschäftigungseffekt ♦ Ökonometrisches Makromodell ♦ Schweden
Abstract The Swedish adult education program known as the Knowledge Lift (1997-2002) was unprecedented in its size and scope, aiming to raise the skill level of large numbers of low-skill workers. This paper evaluates the potential effects of this program on aggregate labor market outcomes. This is done by calibrating an equilibrium search model with heterogeneous worker skills using pre-program data and then forecasting the program impacts. We compare the forecasts to observed aggregate labor market outcomes after termination of the program.
Part of series IZA Discussion Papers x2385
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2006-01-01
Publisher Place Bonn
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