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Can pre-school teacher students be taught to teach science?
In the late 1990s, the Swedish government requested the universities to cut down their pre-school teacher programmes, to avoid an over-supply of pre-school teachers. Referring to a concurrent la...
The effect of higher-stake grades on student achievement
Helena Holmlund Lucas Tilley
This project evaluates a high school admission reform in Stockholm to study whether students respond to incentives for higher grades. Prior to the reform, compulsory school graduates were alloca...
Lärarkvalifikationer, skolkostnader och studieresultaten inom vuxenutbildningen
Helena Holmlund Lucas Tilley
I samband med att Kunskapslyftet introducerades 1997 ökade antalet studenter inom vuxenutbildning kraftigt, från cirka 100 000 platser 1996 till cirka 200 000 platser 1998. Detta medf...
Human capital effects of spending time with parents: Evidence from a Swedish childcare access reform
Anna Sjögren Malin Tallås Ahlsén
Parental time investments and early childhood education are important determinants of children’s human capital development. In this paper, we study the effects of increased one-on-one time...
Measuring the effects of integration quality in pre-school using a scaffolding scale for supported learning
Ida Bertell Sofia Frankenberg
The objective of this study is to develop a scaffolding scale to study the importance of interaction quality in terms of supported learning between teachers and children in pre-school. ...
Hur påverkar striktare inträdeskrav på gymnasiet ungas inflöde i sjuk- och aktivitetsersättningen?
Vivika Halapuu Lena Hensvik
Andelen unga med sjuk- och aktivitetsersättning har ökat markant i Sverige under de senaste åren. Denna utveckling kan anses problematisk, då risken för långvarigt bidragsberoende är hög bland g...
Science and technology in Swedish upper secondary school 1986-2016
Different ways of increasing the recruitment to science and technology education have been discussed and tried out in Sweden since the 1950s. This study provides an overview of the curriculum de...
The immigrant-native achievement gap in school
Hans Grönqvist Susan Niknami
We document the achievement gap in school between immigrants and natives in Sweden. While we know that there is a substantial gap, there is still no clear evidence about the mechanisms that prod...
Skills, Parental sorting, and child inequality
Martin Nybom Erik Plug Bas van der Klaauw Lennart Ziegler
This project studies a new potential explanation for the growing earnings inequality that has been documented in many countries since the 1980s. We first formulate a simple skill and education m...
The effects of targeted interventions to support refugee pupils
In 2015, Sweden accommodated an unprecedented number of refugees and more refugee children than ever before were received in Swedish schools. In 2016, the Swedish National Agency for Education w...