The Output of the Swedish Education Sector

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Sofia Ahlroth

Environmental Strategies Research Group

Anders Bjrklund

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Anders Forslund

IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation; Uppsala University

Date Written: 1997

Abstract

The output of the Swedish education sector is defined as the addition to lifetime incomes generated by the schooling system. Using cross-sectional information on wages, employment rates, working hours, school-participation and leisure time, all by years of schooling, we compute new output-based measures of the education sector. Measures that include and exclude leisure, and that are counted before and after taxes are computed for the years 1967, 1973, 1980 and 1990. Our most important conclusion is that the output-based measure differs so markedly from conventional input-based ones that a replacement of the latter with the former would change the picture of the overall performance of the Swedish economy over the period.

Suggested Citation

Ahlroth, Sofia and Bjrklund, Anders and Forslund, Anders, The Output of the Swedish Education Sector (1997). Review of Income and Wealth, Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 89-104, 1997, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1782504 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4991.1997.tb00202.x

Sofia Ahlroth (Contact Author)

Environmental Strategies Research Group ( email )

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Anders Bjrklund

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Anders Forslund

IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation ( email )

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751 20 Uppsala
Sweden
018 471 70 76 (Phone)

Uppsala University ( email )

Uppsala, SE-751 20
Sweden

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