• The challenge of a rising skill premium for redistributive taxation 

      Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Cappelen, Alexander W. (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2007-02)
      The present paper analyses the challenge to redistribution programs posed by an increase in skill premium. The increase in skill premium, which we observe in most OECD countries, affects taxation through its effect on ...
    • 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 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 ...
    • Fast times at Ridgemont High? : the effect of compulsory schooling laws on teenage births 

      Black, Sandra E.; Devereux, Paul J.; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2004-09)
      Research suggests that teenage childbearing adversely affects both the outcomes of the mothers as well as those of their children. We know that low-educated women are more likely to have a teenage birth, but does this ...
    • Is teenage motherhood contagious? Evidence from a Natural Experiment 

      Monstad, Karin; Propper, Carol; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar (Discussion Papers;12/2011, Working paper, 2011-07)
      There is relatively little research on peer effects in teenage motherhood despite the fact that peer effects, and in particular social interaction within the family, are likely to be important. We estimate the impact ...
    • The neighbourhood is not what it used to be : has there been equalisation of opportunity across families and communities in Norway? 

      Raaum, Oddbjørn; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar; Sørensen, Erik Ø. (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2001-12)
      Parents influence their children's adult outcomes through economic and genetic endowments, transmission of cultural values and social skills, and through choice of residential location. Using a variance decomposition ...
    • Why children of college graduates outperform their schoolmates : a study of cousins and adoptees 

      Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar; Hægeland, Torbjørn; Raaum, Oddbjørn; Kirkebøen, Lars Johannessen (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2010-09)
      There is massive cross-sectional evidence that children of more educated parents outperform their schoolmates on tests, grade repetition and in educational attainment. However, evidence for causal interpretation of this ...
    • Why the apple doesn’t fall far : understanding intergenerational transmission of human capital 

      Black, Sandra E.; Devereux, Paul J.; Salvanes, Kjell Gunnar (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2003-10)
      Parents with higher education levels have children with higher education levels. However, is this because parental education actually changes the outcomes of children, suggesting an important spillover of education ...