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The Aggregate Labor Market Effects of the Swedish Knowledge Lift Program

James Albrecht (), Gerard van den Berg and Susan Vroman ()

Review of Economic Dynamics, 2009, vol. 12, issue 1, 129-146

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 heterogenous 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. (Copyright: Elsevier)

Keywords: Job search; Program evaluation; Wages; Unemployment; Swedish labor market; Calibration (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C31 D83 J21 J24 J31 J64 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
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