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Strengthening teachers in disadvantaged schools: Evidence from an intervention in Sweden’s poorest city districts
Children growing up in disadvantaged neighborhoods tend to perform significantly worse in school compared to children growing up under more favorable circumstances. We examine the impact of a th...
Early labor market prospects and family formation
Mathilde Godard Mattias Engdahl Oskar Nordström Skans
We use quasi-random variation in graduation years during the onset of a very deep national recession to study the relationship between early labor market conditions and young females’ fami...
Econometric analysis of the effects of economic conditions on the health of newborns
Gerard J. van den Berg Alexander Paul Steffen Reinhold
We examine whether economic downturns are beneficial to health outcomes of newborn infants in developed countries. For this we use merged populationwide registers on health and economic and demo...
Lump-sum severance grants and the duration of unemployment
The well-known positive relationship between the unemployment benefit level and unemployment duration can be separated into two potential sources; a moral hazard effect, and a liquidity effect p...
Early counselling of displaced workers - effects of collectively funded job search assistance
Employment Security Agreements, which are elements of Swedish collective agreements, offer a unique opportunity to study very early job search counselling of displaced workers. These agreements ...
Do digital information technologies help unemployed job seekers find a job? Evidence from the broadband internet expansion in Germany
Nicole Gürtzgen André Diegmann (né Nolte) Laura Pohlan Gerard J. van den Berg
This paper studies effects of the introduction of a new digital mass medium on reemployment of unemployed job seekers. We combine data on high-speed (broadband) internet availability at the loca...
Immigration history, entry jobs, and the labor market
Laura Ansala Matti Sarvamäki Olof Åslund
We examine how immigrants enter the labor market and whether their integration process varies by host country's immigration history. We focus on two countries - Finland and Sweden - that have si...
Universal preschool programs and long-term child outcomes: A systematic review
Jens Dietrichson Ida Lykke Kristiansen Bjørn C. V. Nielsen
What are the long-term effects of universal preschool programs on child outcomes? We review 26 studies using natural experiments to estimate the effects of universal preschool programs for child...
The rising return to non-cognitive skill
We examine the changes in the rewards to cognitive and non-cognitive skill during the time period 1992-2013. Using unique administrative data for Sweden, we document a secular increase in the re...
Employer discrimination and the immutability of ethnic hierarchies
Kåre Vernby Rafaela Dancygier
How pervasive is labor market discrimination against immigrants and what options do policymakers and migrants have to reduce it? To answer these questions, we conducted a field experiment on emp...