• Adapt or withdraw? :evidence on technological changes and early retirement using matched worker-firm data 

      Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar; Rønningen, Dag; Hægeland, Torbjørn (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2007-08)
      Older workers typically possess older vintages of skills than younger workers, and they may suffer more from technological change. Experienced workers never the less have accumulated human capital that make them suitable ...
    • 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 ...
    • Collude, compete, or both? : deregulation in the Norwegian airline industry 

      Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar; Steen, Frode; Sørgard, Lars (Discussion paper, Working paper, 1998-10)
      The purpose of this paper is to test the nature of competition concerning price and capacity setting in the Norwegian airline industry after the deregulation in 1994. Did the two airlines, SAS and Braathens, compete on ...
    • Collude, compete, or both? : deregulation in the Norwegian airline industry 

      Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar; Steen, Frode; Sørgard, Lars (Working paper, Working paper, 2000-12)
      The purpose of this paper is to test the nature of competition concerning price and capacity setting in the Norwegian airline industry after the deregulation in 1994. Did the two airlines, SAS and Braathens, compete on ...
    • Does grief transfer across generations? Bereavements during pregnancy and child outcomes 

      Black, Sandra E.; Devereux, Paul J.; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Using population data from Norway, we examine the effects of stress induced by the death of the mother’s parent during pregnancy on both the short-run and the long-run outcomes of the infant. Using a variety of empirical ...
    • Does grief transfer across generations? In-utero deaths and child outcomes 

      Black, Sandra E.; Devereux, Paul J.; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar (Discussion paper;23/2014, Working paper, 2014-06)
      While much is now known about the effects of physical health shocks to pregnant women on the outcomes of the in-utero child, we know little about the effects of psychological stresses. One clear form of stress to the ...
    • Do firms really share rents with their workers? 

      Margolis, David N.; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2001-05)
      We use matched firm - worker panel data from France and Norway to consider observationally equivalent alternatives to the hypothesis that firms share product market rents with their workers in the form of higher wages. ...
    • Educational attainment and family background 

      Aakvik, Arild; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar; Vaage, Kjell (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2005-04)
      This paper analyses the effect of aspects of family background, such as family income and parental education, on the educational attainment of persons born from 1967 to 1972. Family income is measured at different periods ...
    • Educational attainment and family background 

      Aakvik, Arild; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar; Vaage, Kjell (Working Paper, Working paper, 2005)
      This paper analyses the effect of aspects of family background, such as family income and parental education, on the educational attainment of persons born from 1967 to 1972. Family income is measured at different periods ...
    • Education and family background : mechanisms and policies 

      Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar; Björklund, Anders (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2010-05)
      In every society for which we have data, people’s educational achievement is positively correlated with their parents’ education or with other indicators of their parents’ socioeconomic status. This topic is central in ...
    • Education and fertility : evidence from a natural experiment 

      Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar; Propper, Carol; Monstad, Karin (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2008-04)
      In many developed countries a decline in fertility has occurred. This development has been attributed to greater education of women. However, establishing a causal link is difficult as both fertility and education have ...
    • Education and mobility 

      Machin, Stephen J.; Pelkonen, Panu; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2008-09)
      We show that the length of compulsory education has a causal impact on regional labour mobility. The analysis is based on a quasi-exogenous staged Norwegian school reform, and register data on the whole population. Based ...
    • Education and mobility 

      Machin, Stephen; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar; Pelkonen, Panu (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      We show that the length of compulsory education has a causal impact on regional labour mobility. The analysis is based on a quasi-exogenous staged Norwegian school reform, and register data on the whole ...
    • Effekten av arbeidsmarknadstiltak på regional arbeidsløyse : bruk av norske registerdata for perioden 1993-2000 

      Kvitastein, Olav Andreas; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar (Rapport, Research report, 2003-12)
      Bruk av registerdata kan gi oss nytt innsyn i virkemåten til dei tiltak som vert sett i verk for å få arbeidslause attende i arbeid. Tiltaka i seg sjølv utløyser komplekse prosessar som grip inn i tilværet for dei som av ...
    • Employment changes, the structure of adjustment costs, and plant size 

      Nilsen, Øivind Anti; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar; Schiantarelli, Fabio (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2003-11)
      In this paper we analyze the pattern of employment adjustment using a rich panel of Norwegian plants. The data suggest that the frequency of episodes of zero net employment changes is inversely related to plant size. We ...
    • Employment policies at the plant level : job and worker flows for heterogeneous labour in Norway 

      Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar (Discussion paper, Working paper, 1999-03)
      Despite the large degree of plant-specific heterogeneity in turnover patterns recently found in the gross job and worker literature, very little is known about the sources of the heterogeneity in plant level employment policies. ...
    • Et valg i blinde? 

      Almås, Ingvild; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar; Sørensen, Erik Øiolf (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      15/16-åringer i Norge gjør et valg som har store konsekvenser for deres inntekt i arbeidsmarkedet: De velger om de skal ta yrkesfaglig eller allmennfaglig retning på videregående skole. Disse valgene vil igjen kunne legge ...
    • Evidence that prenatal testosterone transfer from male twins reduces the fertility and socioeconomic success of their female co-twins 

      Buetikofer, Aline; Figlio, David; Karbownik, Krzysztof; Kuzawa, Christopher W; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
    • The evolution of inequality in productivity and wages : panel data evidence 

      Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar; Faggio, Giulia; Reenen, John Van (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2007-08)
      There has been a remarkable increase in wage inequality in the US, UK and many other countries over the past three decades. A significant part of this appears to be within observable groups (such as age-gender-skill ...