uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Should I stay or should I go?: Investigating the impact of the Swedish unemployment rate on the decision to leave the university
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

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
2016.
Keyword [en]
Human Capital, University, Unemployment, Drop out, Difference in differences
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-298157OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-298157DiVA: diva2:944899
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2016-06-30 Created: 2016-06-30 Last updated: 2016-06-30Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

By organisation
Department of Economics
Economics

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 2 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link