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The importance of education for the reallocation of labor: evidence from Swedish linked employer-employee data 1986-2002

  • Gartell, Marie

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    (Institute for futures studies)

  • Jans, Ann-Christin

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    (Swedish Social Insurance Agency)

  • Persson, Helena

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    (Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations (SACO))

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    Using employer-employee data covering the whole Swedish economy over a uniquely long time period from 1986 to 2002, we examine how job flows and worker flows have been distributed both on an aggregate level and across educational levels. We find that job and worker flows vary by educational level, not only with respect to magnitude and variation, but with respect to direction as well. Our results show that analyses that do not account for the educational level of workers can be very misleading.

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    Paper provided by IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy in its series Working Paper Series with number 2007:14.

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    Length: 52 pages
    Date of creation: 08 May 2007
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    Handle: RePEc:hhs:ifauwp:2007_014
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