• Breaking the Links: Natural Resource Booms and Intergenerational Mobility 

      Bütikofer, Aline; Dalla-Zuanna, Antonio; Salvanes, Kjell G. (DP SAM;19/2018, Working paper, 2018-09)
      Do large economic shocks increase intergenerational earnings mobility through creating new economic opportunities? Alternatively, do they reduce mobility by reinforcing the links between generations? In this paper, we ...
    • Childhood Nutrition and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from a School Breakfast Program 

      Bütikofer, Aline; Mølland, Eirin; Salvanes, Kjell G. (DP SAM;15/2016, Working paper, 2016-11-29)
      While a growing literature documents the short-term effects of public programs providing children with nutritious food, there is scarce evidence of the long-term eects of such programs. This paper studies the long-term ...
    • Disease Control and Inequality Reduction: Evidence from a Tuberculosis Testing and Vaccination Campaign 

      Bütikofer, Aline; Salvanes, Kjell G.
      This paper examines the economic impact of a tuberculosis control program launched in Norway in 1948. In the 1940s, Norway had one of the highest tuberculosis infection rates in Europe, affecting about 85 percent of the ...
    • Education Research and Administrative Data 

      Figlio, David; Karbownik, Krzysztof; Salvanes, Kjell G. (Discussion paper;24/15, Working paper, 2015-10)
      Thanks to extraordinary and exponential improvements in data storage and computing capacities, it is now possible to collect, manage, and analyze data in magnitudes and in manners that would have been inconceivable just ...
    • Effekten av digitale ordbøker i norsk skole: bedre språk eller tomme ord? 

      Haga, Fredrik; Stræte, Espen Thorsen (Master thesis, 2015)
      I denne oppgaven har vi forsøkt å finne ut om bruk av digitale ordbøker fra iFinger fører til bedre karakterer i språkfag i norsk skole. iFinger har blitt innført på videregående skoler og ungdomsskoler ved forskjell ...
    • Equality before the welfare state : the Norwegian income distribution 1892-1929 

      Berger, Eirik; Vagle, Håkon Block (Master thesis, 2017)
      We estimate the complete income distribution in Norway for 1892, 1906, 1913 and 1929. Compared to previous research, we benefit from better data and more advanced estimation techniques. Our thesis identifies several data ...
    • Evolution of intergenerational mobility in Norway between 1900 and 1945 

      Mjølsnes, Ingvald (Master thesis, 2019)
      The 1900s were a century of remarkable changes in the Norwegian society. In socioeconomic terms, Norway went from being a country around the European average, to becoming one of the richest countries in the world with a ...
    • Fairness and family background 

      Almås, Ingvild; Cappelen, Alexander W.; Salvanes, Kjell G.; Sørensen, Erik Ø.; Tungodden, Bertil (Discussion paper;25/15, Working paper, 2015-10)
      Fairness preferences fundamentally affect individual behavior and play an important role in shaping social and political institutions. However, people differ both with respect to what they view as fair and with respect ...
    • Healthy(?), Wealthy, and Wise Birth Order and Adult Health. 

      Black, Sandra E.; Devereux, Paul J.; Salvanes, Kjell G. (SAM;03/2016, Working paper, 2016-02-12)
      While recent research finds strong evidence that birth order affects children’s outcomes such as education, IQ scores, and earnings, the evidence for effects on health is more limited. This paper uses a large dataset on ...
    • Hvorfor er det mangel på kjønnsbalanse i toppsjiktet av konsulentbransjen? : et utforskende mixed design studie av konsulentbransjen i Norge 

      Beisland, Tina Elise; Aronsen, Mari Lind (Master thesis, 2017)
      Til tross for at Norge er ett av verdens mest likestilte land, er toppen av næringslivet langt fra kjønnslikestilt. I konsulentbransjen er andelen kvinner i lederstillinger kritikkverdig lav. I «de fire store» domineres ...
    • Income distribution and income inequality in Norway in 1930 

      Singh, Pushkar (Master thesis, 2016)
      Income inequality is one of the most widely researched topics in economics. Norway and other Scandinavian countries are amongst the most equal countries in world and economists love studying historical inequality in these ...
    • Intergenerational Mobility and the Timing of Parental Income 

      Carneiro, Pedro; Garcia, Italo Lopez; Salvanes, Kjell G.; Tominey, Emma (Discussion paper;23/15, Working paper, 2015-10)
      We extend the standard intergenerational mobility literature by modelling individual outcomes as a function of the whole history of parental income, using data from Norway. We find that, conditional on permanent income, ...
    • Job Loss and Regional Mobility. 

      Huttunen, Kristiina; Møen, Jarle; Salvanes, Kjell G. (DP SAM;17/2016, Working paper, 2016-11-29)
      It is well documented that displaced workers suffer severe earnings losses, but not why this is so. One reason may be that workers are unable or unwilling to move to regions with better employment opportunities. We study ...
    • Langturnus i helsevesenet : en studie for å avdekke hvordan langturnus fungerer i pleie- og omsorgssektoren i Bergen kommune 

      Abbedissen, Katrine; Mannsverk, Katrine (Master thesis, 2016)
      Etterspørselen etter arbeidskraft i helse- og omsorgssektoren er et økende problem ettersom man står ovenfor en aldrende befolkning. Samtidig er dette en sektor med en svært høy andel deltidsansatte. For å oppnå effektiv ...
    • Long-Term Consequences of Access to Well-child Visits. 

      Bütikofer, Aline; Løken, Katrine V.; Salvanes, Kjell G. (SAM;29/2015, Working paper, 2015-12-02)
      A growing literature documents the positive long-term effects of policy-induced improvements in early-life health and nutrition. However, there is still scarce evidence on early-life health programs targeting a large share ...
    • Prestasjonsbasert lønn og turnover : en empirisk undersøkelse på tvers av landegrenser 

      Døsen, Ingeborg; Wastian, Georg Andreas Lokna (Master thesis, 2015)
      I denne utredningen har vi utforsket sammenhengen mellom bruk av bonusordninger, særlig prestasjonsbasert lønn, og turnover for tre sosiale klynger; Skandinavia (Norge, Sverige, Danmark), Anglo (USA, Storbritannia) og ...
    • The evolution of social mobility: Norway over the 20th century. 

      Pekkarinen, Tuomas; Salvanes, Kjell G.; Sarvimäki, Matti (SAM;02/2016, Working paper, 2016-02-12)
      This paper documents trends in social mobility in Norway starting from fathers born at the turn of the 20th century and ending with sons born in the 1970s. We measure social mobility with intergenerational income ...
    • The Family Peer Effect on Mothers´ Labour Supply 

      Nicoletti, Cheti; Salvanes, Kjell G.; Tominey, Emma (SAM;7/2016, Working paper, 2016-04-26)
      The well documented rise in female labour force participation in the last century has flattened in recent decades, but the proportion of mothers working full-time has been steadily increasing. In this paper we provide the ...
    • The Role of Parenthood on the Gender Gap among Top Earners 

      Bütikofer, Aline; Jensen, Sissel; Salvanes, Kjell G. (DP SAM;9/2018, Working paper, 2018-04)
      Is the wage penalty due to motherhood larger among highly qualified women? In this paper, we study the effect of parenthood on the careers of high-achieving women relative to high-achieving men in a set of high-earning ...
    • The Supply of Skill and Endogenous Technical Change: Evidence From a College Expansion Reform 

      Carneiro, Pedro; Liu, Kai; Salvanes, Kjell G. (DP SAM;16/2018, Working paper, 2018-08)
      We examine the labor market consequences of an exogenous increase in the supply of skilled labor in several cities in Norway, resulting from the construction of new colleges in the 1970s. We find that skilled wages ...