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Akademiker i Sverige- En studie om tillströmning till utbildning och etablering på arbetsmarknaden

Sandin, Hanna and Röhmer, Martina (2005)
Department of Economics
Abstract
This essay deals with the relationship between the influx to higher education and the situation on the labor market in Sweden. It also examines whether overeducation as a phenomenon is present among Swedish academics and if there is any obvious discrimination between the sexes. The Swedish government has an outspoken goal that at least 50% of every age group shall undergo an academic education. Therefore, they have expanded the possibilities of
obtaining one. We have used three economic theories to investigate the subject of this thesis and applied these on the statistics of 4 different educations. In our study, we have concluded that the theories to some extent could explain the decision to begin higher education and to find an employment... (More)
This essay deals with the relationship between the influx to higher education and the situation on the labor market in Sweden. It also examines whether overeducation as a phenomenon is present among Swedish academics and if there is any obvious discrimination between the sexes. The Swedish government has an outspoken goal that at least 50% of every age group shall undergo an academic education. Therefore, they have expanded the possibilities of
obtaining one. We have used three economic theories to investigate the subject of this thesis and applied these on the statistics of 4 different educations. In our study, we have concluded that the theories to some extent could explain the decision to begin higher education and to find an employment afterwards. The phenomenon of overeducation appeared more in some groups and less in others. We have also concluded that there was no obvious discrimination between men and women, at least for the groups studied. Finally, we have come to the insight that there might be too many academics on the Swedish labor market. (Less)
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  abstract     = {This essay deals with the relationship between the influx to higher education and the situation on the labor market in Sweden. It also examines whether overeducation as a phenomenon is present among Swedish academics and if there is any obvious discrimination between the sexes. The Swedish government has an outspoken goal that at least 50% of every age group shall undergo an academic education. Therefore, they have expanded the possibilities of
obtaining one. We have used three economic theories to investigate the subject of this thesis and applied these on the statistics of 4 different educations. In our study, we have concluded that the theories to some extent could explain the decision to begin higher education and to find an employment afterwards. The phenomenon of overeducation appeared more in some groups and less in others. We have also concluded that there was no obvious discrimination between men and women, at least for the groups studied. Finally, we have come to the insight that there might be too many academics on the Swedish labor market.},
  author       = {Sandin, Hanna and Röhmer, Martina},
  keyword      = {humankapitalteori,akademiker,överutbildning,cobweb-teori,diskriminering,Economics, econometrics, economic theory, economic systems, economic policy,Nationalekonomi, ekonometri, ekonomisk teori, ekonomiska system, ekonomisk politik},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Akademiker i Sverige- En studie om tillströmning till utbildning och etablering på arbetsmarknaden},
  year         = {2005},
}