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The Aggregate Labor Market Effects of the Swedish Knowledge Lift Program

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

No 2385, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

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.

Keywords: calibration; returns to education; program evaluation; wages; unemployment; job search; Swedish labor market (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C31 I21 J21 J24 J31 J64 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 26 pages
Date: 2006-10
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dge, nep-eec, nep-for, nep-hrm, nep-knm, nep-lab, nep-ltv and nep-ppm
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Published - published in: Review of Economic Dynamics, 2009, 12(1), 129-146

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