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Reducing the gender gap in parental leave through economic incentives? – Evidence from the gender equality bonus in Sweden
Using administrative data from Sweden, I study an internationally unique parental leave policy that rewarded parents with a financial bonus as a function of their division of paid parental leave...
A lifecycle estimator of intergenerational income mobility
Martin Nybom Jan Stuhler Ursula Mattioli Mello
The estimation of intergenerational mobility ideally requires full income histories to determine lifetime incomes. However, as applications are typically based on shorter snapshots, estimates ar...
Earnings losses and the role of the welfare state during the COVID-19 pandemic: evidence from Sweden
Adrian Adermon Lisa Laun Patrik Lind Jan Sauermann Anna Sjögren Martin Olsson
Many governments introduced temporary adjustments to counter the economic and health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. We study the importance of already existing government transfers and p...
The financial situation of people with severe mental illness in an advanced welfare state
Schizophrenia spectrum, bipolar, and major depressive disorders are severe mental illnesses (SMIs) that not only entail great suffering for those affected but also major societal costs. In this ...
Mothers’ birth giving status and the division of parental leave. A comparison of adoptive and biological parents
Ylva Moberg Maaike van der Vleuten
Mothers’ longer time on parental leave after having children has been proposed as one reason for remaining gender inequalities in the labor market. This paper investigates the determinants...
Deservingness and street-level decision-making. Two survey experiments on the use of discretion in the public sector
When prioritising among clients, street-level bureaucrats may partly base their decisions on an assessment of the extent to which clients are deserving of help. We examine the impact of two &ldq...
Policies for young adults with reduced work capacity
Caroline Hall Inés Hardoy Kristine von Simson
The rising numbers of young people with disability pension concerns many advanced economies. We present results from a comparative analysis of Sweden and Norway, two countries which are very sim...
Consequences of job loss for routine workers
Routine-biased technological change has led to the worsening of labour market prospects for workers in exposed occupations as their work has increasingly been done by machines. Routine workers w...
Firm responses to a more generous insurance against high sick pay costs
This paper presents evidence on how firms react to a more generous insurance against high sick pay costs. We exploit a reform launched in Sweden in 2015, which introduced different thresholds fo...
Schooling in the Nordic countries during the COVID-19 pandemic
Caroline Hall Inés Hardoy Martin Lundin
This article provides an overview of the extent of school closures and the use of distance learning in the Nordic countries during the COVID-19 pandemic (March 2020 to June 2021). Taking the pre...