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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...
Are students in receiving schools hurt by the closing of schools? Effects of school closures on receiving schools in Sweden 2000–2016
Jonas Larsson Taghizadeh
This project aims to investigate how students in receiving schools are affected by school closures. Do negative effects on students in receiving schools mitigate most of the gains of closing dow...
A laptop for every child in 4:th-6:th grade
Classrooms all over the world are becoming increasingly technologically advanced. Many schools today provide a personal laptop or tablet to each pupil (1:1). In this study, we investigate if tea...
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...
Employer-sponsered training: Volume and variation over the business cycle
Tax and accounting rules facilitate firm-sponsored training during periods of high economic activity, compared to economic downturns. For example, training expenditures cannot be written off ove...
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...