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Fredriksson, P., Hensvik, L. & Nordström Skans, O. (2018). Mismatch of Talent: Evidence on Match Quality, Entry Wages, and Job Mobility. The American Economic Review, 108(11), 3303-3338
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mismatch of Talent: Evidence on Match Quality, Entry Wages, and Job Mobility
2018 (English)In: The American Economic Review, ISSN 0002-8282, E-ISSN 1944-7981, Vol. 108, no 11, p. 3303-3338Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We examine the impact of mismatch on entry wages, separations, and wage growth using unique data on worker talents. We show that workers are sorted on comparative advantage across jobs within occupations. The starting wages of inexperienced workers are unrelated to mismatch. For experienced workers, on the other hand, mismatch is negatively priced into their starting wages. Separations and wage growth are more strongly related to mismatch among inexperienced workers than among experienced workers. These findings are consistent with models of information updating, where less information is available about the quality of matches involving inexperienced workers.

National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-369599 (URN)10.1257/aer.20160848 (DOI)000448528900007 ()
Funder
Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg FoundationRagnar Söderbergs stiftelse
Available from: 2018-12-18 Created: 2018-12-18 Last updated: 2018-12-18Bibliographically approved
Edin, P.-A., Fredriksson, P., Nybom, M. & Öckert, B. (2018). The Rising Return to Non-cognitive Skills*. Uppsala: Uppsala University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Rising Return to Non-cognitive Skills*
2018 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

We examine the changes in the rewards to cognitive and non-cognitive skill during the time period 1992-2013. Using unique administrative data for Sweden, we document a secular increase in the returns to non-cognitive skill. This increase is particularly pronounced in the private sector, at the upper-end of the wage distribution, and relative to the evolution of the return to cognitive skill. Sorting across occupations responded to changes in the returns to skills. Workers with an abundance of non-cognitive skill were increasingly sorted into abstract and non-routine occupations, for example. Such occupations also saw greater increases in the relative return to non-cognitive skill. This suggests that the optimal skill mixes of jobs have changed over time, that there is sorting on comparative advantage, and that demand-side factors are primarily driving the evolution of the return to non-cognitive skill. Consistent with this, we also show that hikes in offshoring and IT-investments increase the relative reward to non-cognitive skill and the relative intensity of non-cognitive skill usage.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala University, 2018. p. 51
Series
Working paper / Department of Economics, Uppsala University (Online), ISSN 1653-6975 ; 2018:15
Keywords
Wage inequality, sorting, skill returns, cognitive/non-cognitive skill
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-368414 (URN)
Available from: 2018-12-04 Created: 2018-12-04 Last updated: 2018-12-10Bibliographically approved
Fredriksson, P., Ockert, B. & Oosterbeek, H. (2016). Parental Responses to Public Investments in Children Evidence from a Maximum Class Size Rule. The Journal of human resources, 51(4), 832-868
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Parental Responses to Public Investments in Children Evidence from a Maximum Class Size Rule
2016 (English)In: The Journal of human resources, ISSN 0022-166X, E-ISSN 1548-8004, Vol. 51, no 4, p. 832-868Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We study differential parental responses to variation in class size induced by a maximum class size rule in Swedish schools. In response to an increase in class size: (1) only high-income parents help their children more with homework; (2) all parents are more likely to move their child to another school; and (3) only low-income children find their teachers harder to follow when taught in a larger class. These findings indicate that public and private investments in children are substitutes, and help explain why the negative effect of class size on achievement in our data is concentrated among low-income children.

National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-311615 (URN)10.3368/jhr.51.4.1114-6779R1 (DOI)000388655100002 ()
Available from: 2016-12-30 Created: 2016-12-30 Last updated: 2019-01-16
Fredriksson, P. & Öckert, B. (2007). Hur mycket påverkas studieresultat av resurser?.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hur mycket påverkas studieresultat av resurser?
2007 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.))
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-15228 (URN)
Available from: 2008-02-07 Created: 2008-02-07
Fredriksson, P. (2007). Kommentar på Simon Calmar Andersen och Søren Serritzlew: Vad händer när offentliga skolor utsätts för konkurrens? Erfarenheter från Danmark. In: Friskolorna och framtiden – segregation, kostnader och effektivitet.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kommentar på Simon Calmar Andersen och Søren Serritzlew: Vad händer när offentliga skolor utsätts för konkurrens? Erfarenheter från Danmark
2007 (Swedish)In: Friskolorna och framtiden – segregation, kostnader och effektivitet, 2007Chapter in book (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.))
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-15229 (URN)
Available from: 2008-02-07 Created: 2008-02-07
Fredriksson, P. & Öckert, B. (2007). Resources and Student Achievement -- Evidence from a Swedish Policy Reform.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Resources and Student Achievement -- Evidence from a Swedish Policy Reform
2007 (English)Report (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.))
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-15227 (URN)
Available from: 2008-02-07 Created: 2008-02-07
Fredriksson, P., Lamo, A., Messina, J., Peri, G. & Wasmer, E. (2007). The Macroeconomics of Education in Europe. In: Education and Training in Europe.
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2007 (English)In: Education and Training in Europe, 2007Chapter in book (Refereed)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-21347 (URN)
Available from: 2006-12-18 Created: 2006-12-18
Fredriksson, P. & Topel, R. (2006). Förändrade förutsättningar för svensk lönebildning. In: Att reformera välfärdsstaten – Amerikanskt perspektiv på den svenska välfärdsstaten. : SNS Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Förändrade förutsättningar för svensk lönebildning
2006 (Swedish)In: Att reformera välfärdsstaten – Amerikanskt perspektiv på den svenska välfärdsstaten, SNS Förlag , 2006Chapter in book (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SNS Förlag, 2006
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-22164 (URN)
Available from: 2007-01-12 Created: 2007-01-12
Holmlund, B. & Fredriksson, P. (2006). Improving Incentives in Unemployment Insurance: A Review of Recent Research. Journal of Economic Surveys, 20(3)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Improving Incentives in Unemployment Insurance: A Review of Recent Research
2006 (English)In: Journal of Economic Surveys, Vol. 20, no 3Article in journal (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.)) Published
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-20307 (URN)
Available from: 2006-12-07 Created: 2006-12-07 Last updated: 2011-01-11
Fredriksson, P. & Åslund, O. (2005). Ethnic Enclaves and Welfare Cultures – Quasi-experimental Evidence. : IZA
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ethnic Enclaves and Welfare Cultures – Quasi-experimental Evidence
2005 (English)Report (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IZA, 2005
Series
Discussion Paper ; 1536
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-79332 (URN)
Available from: 2006-04-07 Created: 2006-04-07
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