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Differences in higher education and relative gender unemployment: An investigation of the periods before and after the Great Recession
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In the past decade, there has been a shift from a higher female unemployment in 2007 to a higher male unemployment in 2016 on a national level in Sweden. However, from the regional point of view, there are indications of a lower relative unemployment in favor of women in both years. That gap widened over time, and this was likely impacted by several structural, social, and economic changes like the Great Recession and its effects on the labor market. Just like relative gender unemployment, the number of women with a higher education relative to men increased. Hence, the purpose of this study is to find if this relative higher education had a significant effect on relative gender unemployment in all municipalities of Sweden, and if this effect differed in 2007 and 2016. Theories surrounding human capital, gender differences in unemployment, and regional differences are used to lay the foundation for and support the empirical method. The regressions are run using cross-sectional data for the years 2007 and 2016. The results show that relative higher education has a significant effect on relative gender unemployment in both years. Additionally, the effect of that variable does differ between those two years.

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2018.
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-40055ISRN: JU-IHH-NAA-1-20180112OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-40055DiVA, id: diva2:1215846
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JIBS, Economics
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Available from: 2018-06-20 Created: 2018-06-09 Last updated: 2018-06-20Bibliographically approved

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