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Are boys discriminated in Swedish high schools?
Björn Tyrefors Hinnerich Erik Höglin Magnus Johannesson
Girls typically have higher grades than boys in school and recent research suggests that part of this gender difference may be due to discrimination of boys. We rigorously test this in a field e...
Bootstrap inference for K-nearest neighbour matching estimators
Xavier de Luna Per Johansson Sara Sjöstedt-de-Luna
Abadie and Imbens (2008, Econometrica) showed that classical bootstrap schemes fail to provide correct inference for K-nearest neighbour (KNN) matching estimators of average causal effects. This...
The intergenerational transmission of cognitive and non-cognitive abilities
Erik Grönqvist Jonas Vlachos Björn Öckert
We study the intergenerational transmission of cognitive and non-cognitive abilities between parents and sons using population-wide enlistment data. Conscripts are evaluated at the same age and ...
Can sickness absence be affected by information meetings? Evidence from a social experiment
During the last decade several empirical studies have stressed the importance of norms and social interactions for explaining sickness absence behavior. In this context public discussions about ...
The role of early-life conditions in the cognitive decline due to adverse events later in life
Gerard J. van den Berg Dorly J.H. Deeg Maarten Lindeboom France Portrait
Serious life events, such as the loss of a relative or the onset of a chronic condition may influence cognitive functioning. We examine whether the cognitive impact of such events is stronger if...
Businesses, buddies and babies: social ties and fertility at work
Lena Hensvik Peter Nilsson
We examine the influence that co-workers’ have on each other’s fertility decisions. Using linked employer‑employee panel data for Sweden we show that female individual fertility increases if a c...
Competition, wages and teacher sorting: four lessons from a voucher reform
This paper studies how local school competition affects teacher wages at markets where wages are set via individual wage bargaining. Using regional variation in private school entry generated by...
Graded children – evidence of longrun consequences of school grades from a nationwide reform
Swedish elementary school children stopped receiving written end of year report cards following a grading reform in 1982. Gradual implementation of the reform creates an opportunity to investiga...
Dynamic effects of mandatory activation of welfare participants
Anna Persson Ulrika Vikman
Previous literature shows that activation requirements for welfare participants decrease welfare participation. However, the dynamics have not been examined, and often only exit effects are anal...
Does providing childcare to unemployed affect unemployment duration?
This paper examines if the probability of leaving unemployment changes for unemployed parents with young children when childcare is available. To investigate this, I use the heterogeneity among ...