The life course of graduates: Assessing the economic effects of education in Scandinavia, 1880–1920

Project: Research

Project Details


This project examines the contribution of education to the economic development of Denmark, Norway and Sweden in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Using a rich, individual-level dataset linked to census records, the project looks beyond levels of education (eg. years of schooling) to the effect of different types of education — at a time of expanded educational offerings.
Short titleThe life course of graduates
Effective start/end date2020/09/012024/08/31

Collaborative partners

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economics
  • Economic History

Free keywords

  • human capital
  • education
  • Scandinavia
  • Sweden
  • Denmark
  • Norway
  • economic development
  • economic growth
  • social mobility
  • labour
  • labor
  • productivity