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Entrepreneurship in Higher Education

Conference contribution
Authors Caroline Berggren
Charlotte Silander
Published in Annual Congress of the Nordic Educational Research Association (NERA), Copenhagen, March 23-25
Publication year 2017
Published at Department of Education and Special Education
Language en
Keywords self-employment, entrepreneur, neoliberalism, women, gender, higher education, policy, statistical analysis
Subject categories Pedagogy


Self-employment is regarded as a potential solution to unemployment and contribution to welfare and economic growth. Certain groups are considered to be particularly suitable for becoming entrepreneurs; among them are women and tertiary educated people. In this paper we will present how policies, departing from the European Union’s expectations on women and graduates and their role in contributing to self-employment. In contrast to these we present a large scale study on actual prevalence of self-employment among tertiary educated people in Sweden.

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