Research project In Sweden and other countries women take part in university education to a larger extent than men – yet they receive lower returns to their investments. In the project, the interplay between skill investments in education and work is examined.
Study 1 aims to explore whether men and women receive different rewards to their educational investments. The methods include a survey to 5 000 men and women with a degree from five university programs and repeated interviews with 30 students. In Study 2 we study skill investments from the employer´s point of view comprises by case studies of workplaces. Study 3 is a quantitative, longitudinal studie based on the Swedish Level of Living Survey and the LISA register. Here, we examine how workplace tenure and work interruptions are related to on-the-job training and wages.