Qualifications, education, and productivity

Project managerErik Hernæs
ClientNorges forskningsråd
Client project no.
ParticipantsTom Erik Aabø
Oddbjørn Raaum
Tao Zhang
Period1997 - 2002 (ended)

Project description

Researchers at the Frisch Centre, Department of Economics at the University of Oslo and Statistics Norway co-operate on this project, which is divided into three parts. Project A analyses the connection between educational choice and labour market career. To try to separate the effect of education from individual differences that affect both educational career and success on the labour market, the project focuses particularly on the importance of non-observed characteristics (such as skills and motivation) for the choice of education and career. Project B studies the impact of formal education and the training investment of companies, on the productivity of companies and the performance of the economy Project C analyses individual educational careers of persons from ethnic minorities at different levels in the educational system; and their return on education. All of the empirical projects are based on comprehensive micro data covering for individuals and companies, based on administrative registers.


Scientific Journal

Raaum, Oddbjørn, Kjell G. Salvanes and Erik Ø. SørensenThe neighbourhood is not what it used to be2006Economic Journal 116 (January), 278-300
Raaum, Oddbjørn and Tom Erik AabøThe Effect of Schooling on Earnings: Evidence on the role of family background from a large sample of Norwegian twins2000Nordic Journal of Political Economy Vol. 26, No. 2 95-113[PDF]

Book chapter

Raaum, OddbjørnFamiliebakgrunn, oppvektsmiljø og utdanningskarrierer2003


This series is published by the Department of Economics, University of Oslo, in cooperation with the Frisch Centre. The list below only contains those memoranda written in connection with projects at the Frisch Centre. A complete list of memoranda is found at http://urn.nb.no/URN:NBN:no-7118

Brinch, ChristianStatistical Discrimination and the Returns to Human Capital and Credentials1999No. 36[PDF]