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Health shocks, risk preferences and annuity choices
Johannes Hagen Michal Hodor Abigail Hurwitz
This study examines the simultaneous impact of risk type and risk preferences on annuity demand. Through a quasi-experimental design that leverages individuals’ reactions to their first ma...
Origin country institutions and immigrant retirement timing
Olof Åslund Axel Cronert
We study how immigrants’ retirement expectations and behavior are affected by formal retirement institutions in their country of origin. The analysis combines newly collected world-wide ge...
Reconsidering the cost of job loss
This paper studies the consequences of job loss. While previous literature has relied on mass layoffs and plant closures for identification, I exploit discontinuities in the likelihood of displa...
Can model averaging improve propensity score based estimation of average treatment effects
Shaobo Jin Valentin Zulj
When drawing causal inferences from observational data, researchers often model the propensity score. To date, the literature on the estimation of propensity scores is vast, and includes covaria...
Paternity leave and child outcomes
Daniel Avdic Arizo Karimi Anna Sjögren Elin Sundberg
We study how fathers’ time impacts children’s human capital using the introduction of earmarked paternity leave in Sweden. We use administrative data on parents’ leave uptake a...
Explaining benefit take-up behavior – the role of incentives and habits
Take-up of social benefits is a central issue in poverty alleviation and fiscal evaluations of policy reforms. However, it is difficult to find exogenous variation in the benefit level, and litt...
Long-run integration of refugees: RCT evidence from a Swedish early intervention program
Matz Dahlberg Johan Egebark Ulrika Vikman
This study uses a randomized control trial (RCT) to evaluate a new program for increased labor market integration of refugees. The program has immediate and substantial short-run effects on empl...
Predicting re-employment: machine learning versus assessments by unemployed workers and by their caseworkers
We analyze unique data on three sources of information on the probability of re-employment within 6 months (RE6), for the same individuals sampled from the inflow into unemployment. First, they ...
The Early childhood scaffolding scale - conceptual framework, operationalization and functionality
This study reports on work undertaken to develop a framework and rating scale for the assessment of process quality in terms of scaffolding in preschool settings. The aim was to develop the Earl...
Measuring effects of second wave activation: A theoretical model and tutorial for activation programme evaluation
Rickard Ulmestig Ingeborg Waernbaum
This article develops a theoretical model for evaluating mandatory activation of welfare recipients in complex activation programmes. The model aims to summarize and describe heterogeneous conte...