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The unequal consequences of job loss across countries
Edoardo Acabbi Cristina Barcelo Antoine Bertheau Andreas Gulyas Stefano Lombardi Raffaele Saggio
We document the consequences of losing a job across countries using a harmonized research design applied to seven matched employer-employee datasets. Workers in Denmark and Sweden experience the...
Filling in the blanks. How does information about the Swedish EITC affect labour supply?
Pär Nyman Linuz Aggeborn Rafael Ahlskog
Information plays a key role in economics. According to the benchmark neoclassical model, agents require information in order to optimize their choices. Information, however, is sometimes incomp...
Pension reform, incentives to retire and retirement behavior: empirical evidence from Swedish micro-data
Lisa Laun Mårten Palme
This paper investigates to what extent the 1998 reform of Sweden’s public old-age pension system contributed to the increase in extensive margin labor supply among older workers seen in th...
Replacing student grants with loans. Evidence from a Swedish policy reform.
The Recruitment grant was a student aid policy that replaced the loans in the student aid system with grants for unemployed adults with low education. In this paper, I estimate the causal effect...
When workers’ skills become unbundled: Some empirical consequences for sorting and wages
Phillipe Choné Francis Kramarz Oskar Nordström Skans
This empirical paper analyzes labor market sorting across establishments using Swedish register data on cognitive and non-cognitive abilities. We draw on the theoretical foundations of Chon&eacu...
Earnings expectations and educational sorting. An ex-ante perspective on returns to university education
Nikolay Angelov Per Johansson Mikael Lindahl Ariel Pihl
We estimate means and distributions of ex-ante treatment effects for obtaining university education relative to high school. To achieve this, we conducted a survey which elicited earnings expect...
No activation without reconciliation? The interplay between ALMP and ECEC in relation to women employment unemployment and inactivity in 30 OECD countries 1985-2018
Comparative welfare state research has mostly examined the outcomes of active labour market policies and work-family reconciliation policies separately. As a result, potential complementarities ...
Learning-by-doing and productivity growth among high-skilled workers: evidence from the treatment of heart attacks
Stefan James Bo Lagerqvist Petter Lundborg Johan Vikström
Learning-by-doing is a fundamental concept in economics but a challenging one to document in high-skilled settings due to non-random assignment of workers to tasks and lacking performance measur...
Human capital effects of one-on-one time with parents. Evidence from a Swedish childcare access reform
Anna Sjögren Malin Tallås Ahlzén
We study the effects of increased opportunities for one-on-one time with a parent during infancy on the human capital formation of children. To this end, we exploit a nationwide reform that mand...
Limbo or leverage? Asylum waiting and refugee integration
We study the impact of asylum waiting, exploiting a rapid increase in processing times for asylum seekers to Sweden in 2014. Longer waiting slows down the integration process and affects labor m...