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Health, work capacity and retirement in Sweden
Per Johansson Lisa Laun Mårten Palme
Following an era of a development towards earlier retirement, there has been a reversed trend to later exit from the labor market in Sweden since the late 1990s. We investigate whether or not th...
The strength of the weakest link: sickness absence, internal substitutability and worker-firm matching
Lena Hensvik Olof Rosenqvist
We study how employee sickness absence affects worker-firm matching. We build on the idea that firms are sensitive to absence in jobs with few substitutes (unique positions). Consistent...
Parental responses to public investments in children: evidence from a maximum class size rule
Peter Fredriksson Hessel Oosterbeek Björn Öckert
We study differential parental responses to variation in class size induced by a maximum class size rule in Swedish schools. In response to an increase in class size: (i) only high-income p...
Mismatch of talent: evidence on match quality, entry wages, and job mobility
Peter Fredriksson Lena Hensvik Oskar Nordström Skans
We examine the direct impact of idiosyncratic match quality on entry wages and job mobility using unique data on worker talents matched to job-indicators and individual wages. Tenured workers ar...
All aboard? Commuter train access and labor market outcomes
Ina Blind Matz Dahlberg Olof Åslund
We investigate the impact of commuter train access on individual labor market outcomes. Our study considers the introduction of a commuter train on a pre-existing railroad in Sweden, considerabl...
Childcare and the division of parental leave
Despite several policies aimed at increasing fathers' participation in the caring of children, Swedish mothers still use the bulk of the paid parental leave which may have several negative conse...
Inquiry-based learning put to test: long-term effects of the Swedish science and technology for children program
Erik Mellander Joakim Svärdh
We quantitatively evaluate the effects in grade 9 on content and process skills in sciences, from participation in the Swedish science and technology for children program, the NTA program. Stude...
Rehabilitation of mental illness and chronic pain – the impact on sick leave and health
Pathric Hägglund Per Johansson Lisa Laun
This paper exploits a government initiative to analyze the effect of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for individuals with mild or moderate mental illness and multidisciplinary treatment (MDT...
Be smart, live long: the relationship between cognitive and non-cognitive abilities and mortality
I study the association between cognitive and non-cognitive abilities and mortality, and investigate how well income and education act as proxy measures for ability. The risk of premature mortal...
Firms’ employment dynamics and the state of the labor market
According to search and matching theory, a greater availability of unemployed workers should make it easier for a firm to fill a vacancy but more vacancies at other firms should make recruitment...