Should I stay or should I go?: Investigating the impact of the Swedish unemployment rate on the decision to leave the university
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The human capital theory treats the individual's decision to accumulate education as an investment decision. Since then, several studies have concluded a strong correlation between unemployment rates and enrolment at universities. This thesis is one of the first to focus on the possible correlation between the unemployment rate and the students decision to leave or stay on at university. We perform a Difference-in-differences analysis to study how shifts in the unemployment rate affects the university outflow. The results of our thesis shows that an increased unemployment rate has a negative effect on the university outflow. Thus, when the probability of getting a job decreases, a larger number of students decides to stay on at university.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Human Capital, University, Unemployment, Drop out, Difference in differences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-298157OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-298157DiVA: diva2:944899
Guvå, Tomas, Universitetslektor