Aptitude assessment for labor market integration

What is the aim of the research project?

Previous research suggests that various psychological traits and abilities matter for individual labor market prospects.

This project combines perspectives from labor economics with state-of-the-art psychological methods to enhance the ways of measuring the importance of different factors and their relation to the potential for integration and adaptation.

In the longer run, the aim is to develop tools for assessment and prioritization in labor market policy interventions.

The project is a collaboration between Uppsala University and the Swedish Public Employment Service.

Research team

Gustaf Gredebäck

Per-Anders Edin

Olof Åslund