The effects of randomised holiday jobs in Stockholm City

Author: Daniel Knutsson, And Björn Tyrefors, And

Dnr: 153/2018

This project studies how municipal holiday jobs for young people affect educational and labour market outcomes. We study individuals who were aged 16-19 in the period 2012-2017 and who, through a lottery, were allocated a limited number of holiday jobs through Stockholm municipality. We follow these youths in their educational choice and their entry on the labour market. The project also studies the effects of holiday jobs beyond education and labour market such as criminality and health. We also put an additional focus on holiday jobs as a tool for supporting young people from vulnerable parts of Stockholm to establish themselves on the labour market. The study is based on data from the labour market and adult education offices in Stockholm municipality and registry statistics from The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention, The National Board of Health and Welfare and Statistics Sweden.