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Lifelong learning and employment outcomes: evidence from Sweden

Heller-Sahlgren, Gabriel (2023) Lifelong learning and employment outcomes: evidence from Sweden. Education Economics, 31 (2). 189 - 210. ISSN 0964-5292

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Identification Number: 10.1080/09645292.2022.2059804


We study the relationship between adult education and training (AET) and employment in Sweden. Exploiting rich data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, and using an inverse-probability weighted regression-adjustment estimator, we find that AET is positively related to the probability of doing paid work. This relationship is driven by non-formal, job-related AET, such as on-the-job training. We also find that the relationship–the strength of which increases with training intensity–is similar across different types of non-formal, job-related AET. The results suggest that policies stimulating relevant AET take-up have promise to secure higher employment.

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Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
L Education > L Education (General)
JEL classification: I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education > I22 - Educational Finance
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Time Allocation, Work Behavior, and Employment Determination and Creation; Human Capital; Retirement > J24 - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M5 - Personnel Economics > M53 - Training
Date Deposited: 20 May 2022 13:30
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2024 18:57

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