• A flying start? Maternity leave benefits and long-run outcomes of children 

      Carneiro, Pedro; Løken, Katrine Vellesen; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015)
      We study a change in maternity leave entitlements in Norway. Mothers giving birth before July 1, 1977, were eligible for 12 weeks of unpaid leave, while those giving birth after that date were entitled to 4 months of paid ...
    • Care or cash? : the effect of child care subsidies on student performance 

      Black, Sandra E.; Devereux, Paul J.; Løken, Katrine Vellesen; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar (Discussion paper;13/2012, Working paper, 2012-05)
      Given the wide use of childcare subsidies across countries, it is surprising how little we know about the effect of these subsidies on children’s longer run outcomes. Using a sharp discontinuity in the price of childcare ...
    • A flying start or no effect? : long term consequences of maternal time investments in children during their first year of life 

      Carneiro, Pedro; Løken, Katrine Vellesen; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2010-10)
      We study the impact of increasing the time that the mother spends with her child in the first year of her life. In particular, we examine a reform that increased paid and unpaid maternity leave entitlements in Norway. ...
    • Incarceration, Recidivism, and Employment 

      Bhuller, Manudeep; Mogstad, Magne; Dahl, Gordon Boyack; Løken, Katrine Vellesen (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Using a random judge design and panel data from Norway, we estimate that imprisonment discourages further criminal behavior, with re-offense probabilities falling by 29 percentage points and criminal charges dropping by ...