Labour market, education economics

Student selection to higher education and speeding up studies

An aim of the project is to study how applying and access to higher education have changed as a consequence of the student selection reforms and other policy action related to the aim of speeding up studies and, whether the objectives set out in terms of rapid transition progress of studies have been realized; how […]

The effects of wage subsidies on the employability and employment

This research project evaluates comprehensively the effects of wage subsidies on the employability and employment, including the earnings development, of long-term unemployed as well as disabled people. For these purposes, the project makes innovative use of merged individual-level longitudinal register data in combination with empirical methods representing the forefront of international research. The evaluation of […]

Occupational restructuring challenges competencies

The central idea of the research is to comprehensively assess the role of competencies – their acquisition, maintenance, development and renewal – in enhancing successful labour market transition, as well as stabilized employment and re-entry after non-employment in times of profound occupational restructuring. Our research is guided by a common framework which, in addition to […]

Better late than never?

Better late than never? School, training and work for late upper secondary school completers in the Nordic countries is a comparative Nordic study concerning young people who do not complete upper secondary schooling on regular time. The primary goal of the project is to analyse the consequences of late completion of upper secondary schooling, as […]

The effect of education on crime and labor market outcomes

This study examines how the admission success to upper secondary education and participation in the post-compulsory schooling affect crime behavior and labor market outcomes. Each year almost five percent of the cohort graduating from compulsory education fails to receive an offer to upper secondary education in the joint application process. This postpones their enrolment to […]

Workplace innovations, productivity, and employee well-being [Completed]

The aim of this research project is to evaluate the impact of high involvement management that stresses the importance of worker autonomy on both firm performance and various measures of subjective well-being at work. Management styles are an important input of firm competitiveness and economic performance. The recent economic literature highlights the importance of differences […]