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A simple procedure for the evaluation of treatment effects on duration variables
Jaap H. Abbring Gerard J. van den Berg
Often, a treatment and the outcome of interest are characterized by the moment they occure, and these moments are realizations of stochastic processes with dependent unobserved determinants. We ...
Empirical labor search models: A survey
Zwi Eckstein Gerard J. van den Berg
This paper surveys the existing empirical research that uses search theory to empirically analyze labor supply questions in a structural framework, using data on individual labor market transiti...
Selection bias, comparative advantage and heterogeneous returns to education: Evidence from China in 2000
James Joseph "Jim" Heckman Xuesong Li
This paper uses newly available Chinese micro data to estimate the return to college education for late 20th century China when allowing for heterogeneous returns among individuals selecting int...
Earnings effects of adult secondary education in Sweden
In Sweden adult secondary education (ASE) has been offered since 1968, but we know little about its labour market effects. ASE offers courses at the compulsory and upper secondary level and is a...
Social interactions and unemployment
Ann-Sofie Kolm Yvonne Åberg
This paper is concerned with social interactions and their importance for unemployment. A theoretical model is specified in which the psychological costs of unemployment depend upon the unemploy...
Crime, unemployment and labor market programs in turbulent times
Anna Nilsson Jonas Agell
We exploit the exceptional variation in municipality-level unemployment and spending on labor market programs in Sweden during the 1990s to identify the impact of unemployment and programs on cr...
The effect of schooling and ability on achievement test scores
Karsten Hansen James Joseph "Jim" Heckman Kathleen Mullen
This paper develops two methods for estimating the effect of schooling on achievement test scores that control for the endogeneity of schooling by postulating that both schooling and test scores...
The effect of search frictions on wages
Gerard J. van den Berg Aico van Vuuren
Labor market theories allowing for search frictions make marked predictions on the effect of the degree of frictions on wages. Often, the effect is predicted to be negative. Despite the popula...
Recruitment to sheltered employment: Evidence from Samhall, a Swedish state-owned company
Per Skedinger Barbro Widerstedt
This paper analyses recruitment practices to Samhall, a state-owned company that provides sheltered employment for individuals with severe work disabilities. Besides pro...
The determinants of participation in a social program: Evidence from a prototypical job training program
James Joseph "Jim" Heckman Jeffrey Smith
This paper decomposes the participation process of a prototypical program into eligibility, awareness, application, acceptance and enrollment. With this decomposition, we determine the sources o...