To Choose Education – Consequences for the Individual and the Society

Anders Stenberg

Choosing an educational path is an important decision, as it affects both the indivudals' life quality and future income. Also, the provision of competence och productivity in society is affected by these choices.

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But what does it take for people to be able to make well informed educational decisions? How does study advice work? And what type of high school education benefits the individual the most? Is adult education socioeconomically profitable? These are some of the issues that are adressed in this report. The author also proposes a number of concrete measures to improve the provision of competence and make educational decisions easier.

Anders Stenberg is an associate Professor of economics at the Swedish Institute for Social Research at Stockholm University (SOFI).