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Predicting re-employment: machine learning versus assessments by unemployed workers and by their caseworkers
We analyze unique data on three sources of information on the probability of re-employment within 6 months (RE6), for the same individuals sampled from the inflow into unemployment. First, they ...
The Early childhood scaffolding scale - conceptual framework, operationalization and functionality
This study reports on work undertaken to develop a framework and rating scale for the assessment of process quality in terms of scaffolding in preschool settings. The aim was to develop the Earl...
Measuring effects of second wave activation: A theoretical model and tutorial for activation programme evaluation
Rickard Ulmestig Ingeborg Waernbaum
This article develops a theoretical model for evaluating mandatory activation of welfare recipients in complex activation programmes. The model aims to summarize and describe heterogeneous conte...
Health and labor market impacts of twin birth: Evidence from a Swedish IVF policy
Sonia Bhalotra Damian Clarke Hanna Mühlrad Mårten Palme
In vitro fertilization (IVF) has allowed women to delay birth and pursue a career, but it massively increases the risk of twin birth. We investigate the extent to which having twins hampers wome...
Education and social mobility
Education policy holds the promise of breaking the strong ties between family background and socio-economic position by providing publicly accessible education for children of all backgrounds. H...
The long-term integration of refugee children
We study the economic and social integration of refugee children. The analysis follows war refugees arriving from former Yugoslavia to Sweden in the early 1990s for up to 25 years. We find stron...
The long-term integration of European refugees
We study the short- and long-term economic and social integration of European war refugees. The population under study left former Yugoslavia for Sweden in the early 1990s. In the first years, t...
Joining late, leaving early? Immigrant-native disparities in labor market exit
Theory and empirical findings on retirement determinants suggest that we may expect differences in labor market exit between native and foreign-born workers. Despite many countries seeing rising...
The marginal cost of public funds: A brief guide
When deciding on the social desirability of public investment, the cost of a project is sometimes adjusted by a factor known as the Marginal Cost of Public Funds (MCPF), which captures the cost ...
The making of ethnic segregation in the labor market -Evidence from a field experiment
Magnus Bygren Moa Bursell
Western labor markets are typically segregated by country of birth, with immigrants often working in immigrant-typed jobs, e.g., cleaners, taxi drivers, fast-food chefs, and similar. The aim of ...