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Comprehensive Adult Education as a Means of Reducing Unemployment


  • Lindquist, Torbjörn

    () (Department of Economics, Umeå University)


This paper evaluates whether general education is better than traditional vocational training as a means of reducing the time individuals remain in unemployment and the risk for the individual of becoming unemployed. The empirical analysis is built on longitudinal data from Sweden. Postprogram unemployment for unemployed participants in comprehensive adult education and participants in labor market training is compared. Generally, the results indicate no substantial di¤erence between the two programs regarding their e¤ects on post-program unemployment.

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  • Lindquist, Torbjörn, 2005. "Comprehensive Adult Education as a Means of Reducing Unemployment," Umeå Economic Studies 667, Umeå University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:umnees:0667

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    Proportions; unemployment; adult education;

    JEL classification:

    • I29 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Other
    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search

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