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Can political inequalities be educated away? Evidence from a Swedish school reform
Christopher Dawes Karl-Oskar Lindgren Sven Oskarsson
Over the years, many suggestions have been made on how to reduce the importance of family background in political recruitment. In this study, we examine the effectiveness of one such proposal: t...
Firm-level shocks and labor adjustments
Oskar Nordström Skans Mikael Carlsson Julián Messina
We analyze how firms adjust their labor in response to idiosyncratic shifts in their production function and demand curves using a unique data-set of Swedish manufacturing firms. We show that pe...
The effects of targeted labour market programs for job seekers with occupational disabilities
In this study, we estimate the effects of three targeted labour market programmes (LMPs) on the labour market outcomes of occupationally disabled job seekers. Using propensity score matching, we...
The differential earnings and income effects of involuntary job loss on workers with disabilities
People with disabilities, both in Sweden and elsewhere, are consistently found to face considerable difficulties on the labour market. In this study we have investigated the differential impact ...
Factors associated with occupational disability classification
Sweden has a long tradition of labour market policies explicitly targeting job seekers with disabilities, ranging from in-work aids to subsidized employments, aiming at strengthening their posit...
Transparency of human resource policy
The scope of public human resource policy is outlined. Motivation for the need of transparency in this policy is provided in terms of informational asymmetries, human capital externalities, and ...
The relation between economic and non-economic incentives to work and employment chances among the unemployed
Madelene Nordlund Mattias Strandh
In this study we address the relationship of self-reported reservation wages (RW) (the lowest offered income at which an unemployed persona will accept a job offer), the income replacement rate ...
Does early child care help or hurt children's development?
Christina Felfe Rafael Lalive
More children than ever attend center-based care early in life. We study whether children who attend center-based care before age 3 have better or worse language and motor skills, socio-emotiona...
Income receipt and mortality - evidence from Swedish public sector employees
Elvira Andersson Petter Lundborg Johan Vikström
In this paper, we study the short-run effect of salary receipt on mortality among Swedish public sector employees. By using data on variation in paydays across work-places, we completely control...
Pathways to retirement and the role of financial incentives in Sweden
Per Johansson Lisa Laun Mårten Palme
We study how economic incentives affect labor force exit through different income security programs, old-age pensions as well as income taxes in Sweden. We use the option value for staying in th...