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The Knowledge Lift: Adult Education in Sweden

James Albrecht () and Gerard van den Berg

No 379, 2004 Meeting Papers from Society for Economic Dynamics

Abstract: The Swedish adult education program known as the Knowledge Lift (kunskapslyftet) is unprecedented in size and scope. This paper evaluates the effects of program participation on individual labor market outcomes, in particular, employment and annual income, as well as on labor market equilibrium. For the effects at the individual level, we apply fixed-effect methods allowing for treatment effect heterogeneity. The data are based on several matched longitudinal (1994-2000) administrative datasets covering the full Swedish labor force. For the equilibrium effects, we analyze an equilibrium search model with heterogeneous worker skills. This model is calibrated using pre-program observations

Keywords: program evaluation; equilibrium matching (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I28 J64 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2004
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