Young Swedish researchers have problems finding a job

29.08.2005
Swedish Association of University Teachers, SULF, presents statistics showing that the unemployment rate of research trained people is high in Sweden: 4,5 percent. The statistics were presented during SULF‘s seminar "Research training for unemployment?".
In the group of 25-29 year-olds the unemployment rate is 8,6 among those with research training, compared to 5,3 percent for those with only basic training. The analysis shows that young women in particular are at risk for unemployment. For example 17 percent of young women in biology and environment research unemployed.

Jeanette Johansen perticipated at the seminar. She was awarded her doctoral degree four years ago and since then she has applyed for more than 50 jobs:
-I want to be able to pay back what you have all contributed to my education through your tax money. I also want to count in the Swedish welfare system and have the social rights that all tax payers have, says Johansen to Universitetsläraren.
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