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Empirical Monte Carlo evidence on estimation of Timing-of-Events models
This paper builds on the Empirical Monte Carlo simulation approach developed by Huber et al. (2013) to study the estimation of Timing-of-Events (ToE) models. We exploit rich Swedish data of unem...
Extended unemployment benefits and the hazard to employment
Previous studies estimating the effect of generosity of unemployment insurance (UI) on unemployment duration has found that as job seekers approach benefit exhaustion the probability of leaving ...
Who lacks pension knowledge, why and does it matter?
Mikael Elinder Johannes Hagen Mattias Nordin Jenny Säve-Söderbergh
Recent pension reforms have shifted a larger responsibility towards savers. Individuals therefore need better knowledge of the rules and incentives embedded in the pension system to adequately s...
Gig-jobs: stepping stones or dead ends?
Adrian Adermon Lena Hensvik
How useful is work experience from the gig economy for labor market entrants searching for traditional wage jobs? We conducted a correspondence study in Sweden, comparing callback rates for rece...
Implementation of a labor market program with more frequent meetings in Sweden
In 2015, the Swedish Public Employment Service (PES), together with the Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy (IFAU), launched a large-scale randomized control trial to ...
Labor market integration of low-educated refugees
Matz Dahlberg Johan Egebark Ulrika Vikman Gülay Özcan
This paper evaluates an ambitious and newly designed program for increased integration in Sweden. The purpose of the program is to help newly arrived, low-educated refugees into employment. The ...
Side effects of labor market policies
Labor market policy tools such as training and sanctions are commonly used to help bring workers back to work. By analogy to medical treatments, the individual exposure to these tools may have s...
Technological change and the Swedish labor market
This report takes stock of recent research into the effects of technology on the labor market; assesses to what extent the Swedish labor market has been affected by technological change in the p...
Employer responses to family leave programs
Arizo Karimi Rita Ginja Pengpeng Xiao
Search frictions make worker turnover costly to firms. A three-month parental leave expansion in Sweden provides exogenous variation that we use to quantify firms’ adjustment costs upon wo...
Lost opportunities: Market work during high school, establishment closures and the impact on career prospects
In this paper, I study the importance of market work during high school for graduates’ school-towork transition and career prospects. Relying on Swedish linked employer-employee data over ...