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A flying start? Maternity leave benefits and long-run outcomes of children
(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 ...
Does grief transfer across generations? In-utero deaths and child outcomes
(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 ...
Life cycle earnings, education premiums and internal rates of return
(Discussion paper;24/2014, Working paper, 2014-06)
What do the education premiums look like over the life cycle? What is the impact of schooling on lifetime earnings? How does the internal rate of return compare with opportunity cost of funds? To what extent do progressive ...
Technological change and the tragedy of the commons: the Lofoten fishery over hundred and thirty years
(Discussion paper2008:5, Working paper, 2008-03)
Why did the Lofoten cod fishery in Norway – a fishery on one of the world’s richest spawning grounds - remain less productive than alternative industries until the mid-1960s, despite important modernization of the fleet ...
Education and mobility
(Discussion paper2008:17, 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 ...
A flying start or no effect? : long term consequences of maternal time investments in children during their first year of life
(Discussion paper2010:24, 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. ...
Too young to leave the nest ? : the effects of school starting age
(Discussion paper2008:11, Working paper, 2008-06)
Does it matter when a child starts school? While the popular press seems to suggest it does, there is limited evidence of a long-run effect of school starting age on student outcomes. This paper uses data on the population ...
Made in China, sold in Norway : local labor market effects of an import shock
(Discussion paper;25/2014, Working paper, 2014-06)
We analyze whether regional labor markets are affected by exposure to import competition from China. We find negative employment effects for low-skilled workers, and observe that low-skilled workers tend to be pushed ...
Life-cycle bias and the returns to schooling in current and lifetime earnings
(Discussion paper2011:4, Working paper, 2011-02)
Education and fertility : evidence from a natural experiment
(Discussion paper2008:6, 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 ...