Is It Ever Too Late to Study? The Economic Returns on Late Tertiary Degrees in Sweden
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This paper addresses lifelong learning in tertiary education and its economic returns. Swedish tertiary education is open to older students, and labor market legislation supports employees who take a leave to study. The longitudinal data used for this analysis is based on annual population level registers from 1985 to 2003. Matching techniques are combined with panel data methods to account for non-random selection. Late degrees were found to increase the earnings rank by 15 percentiles on average. The largest effects were found in the lower parts of the earnings distribution.
Research subject Sociology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-37314OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-37314DiVA: diva2:298952