The Importance of Education for the Reallocation of Labor. Evidence from Swedish Linked Employer-Employee data 1986-2002

Publication year: 2008

Marie Gartell, Ann-Christin Jans and Helena Persson

The paper examines how job- and worker flows have been distributed both on an aggregate level and across educational levels using employer-employee data covering the whole Swedish economy from 1986 to 2002. It shows that job- and worker flows vary by educational level, not only with respect to magnitude and variation, but in direction as well. Hence, analyses that do not account for the educational level of workers can be very misleading.

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Publication year: 2008

Marie Gartell, Ann-Christin Jans and Helena Persson

The paper examines how job- and worker flows have been distributed both on an aggregate level and across educational levels using employer-employee data covering the whole Swedish economy from 1986 to 2002. It shows that job- and worker flows vary by educational level, not only with respect to magnitude and variation, but in direction as well. Hence, analyses that do not account for the educational level of workers can be very misleading.

Download Working Report 2008 no.2