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Sjögren, Anna
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Sjögren, A. & Vikström, J. (2015). How long and how much?: Learning about the design of wage subsidies from policy changes and discontinuities. Labour Economics, 34, 127-137
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How long and how much?: Learning about the design of wage subsidies from policy changes and discontinuities
2015 (English)In: Labour Economics, ISSN 0927-5371, E-ISSN 1879-1034, Vol. 34, p. 127-137Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Employment and wage subsidies are used to combat long-term unemployment, yet there is little research to guide the design of such programs. Discontinuities and changes in the design and implementation of wage subsidies under the Swedish New Start Jobs-policy allow us to study effects of both subsidy rate and subsidy duration. We find that wage subsidies have substantial effect on job-finding rates for those eligible. The effect is stronger for larger subsidies and more than doubles as the length of the subsidy doubles. Although employment drops as subsidies expire, the probability of being employed remains higher for workers finding subsidized employment also after the expiry of the employment subsidies.

Keywords
Wage-subsidies, Subsidy duration, Unemployment duration, Subsidy rate, Policy design, Long-term employment
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-257016 (URN)10.1016/j.labeco.2015.03.009 (DOI)000355883600011 ()
Available from: 2015-06-29 Created: 2015-06-29 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Lindahl, M., Palme, M., Sandgren-Massih, S. & Sjogren, A. (2014). A Test of the Becker-Tomes Model of Human Capital Transmission Using Microdata on Four Generations. Journal of Human Capital, 8(1), 80-96
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Test of the Becker-Tomes Model of Human Capital Transmission Using Microdata on Four Generations
2014 (English)In: Journal of Human Capital, ISSN 1932-8575, E-ISSN 1932-8664, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 80-96Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We estimate the well-known Becker-Tomes model of intergenerational transmission of human capital. A Swedish data set, which links individual measures on educational attainments of four generations, enables us to use great-grandparents' education as an instrumental variable. The identifying assumption, which holds within the Becker-Tomes framework, is that great-grandparents' education is unrelated to great-grandchildren's education, conditional on the education of the parent and grandparent. We test the model's prediction that the structural parameter for grandparents' education enters with a negative sign in an intergenerational regression model.

National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-231448 (URN)10.1086/674104 (DOI)000340327100003 ()
Available from: 2014-09-10 Created: 2014-09-08 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Mörk, E., Sjögren, A. & Svaleryd, H. (2014). Parental unemployment and child health. , 60(2)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Parental unemployment and child health
2014 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

We analyze to what extent health outcomes of Swedish children are worse among children whose parents become unemployed. To this end we combine Swedish hospitalization data for 1992-2007 for children 3-18 years of age with register data on parental unemployment. We find that children with unemployed parents are 17 percent more likely to be hospitalized than other children, but that most of the difference is driven by selection. A child fixed-effects approach suggests a small effect of parental unemployment on child health.

Publisher
p. 37
Series
Working paper / Department of Economics, Uppsala University (Online), ISSN 1653-6975 ; 2014:2
Keywords
Parental unemployment, child health, human capital
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-224253 (URN)
Available from: 2014-05-07 Created: 2014-05-07 Last updated: 2014-09-08Bibliographically approved
Mörk, E., Sjögren, A. & Svaleryd, H. (2014). Parental Unemployment and Child Health. CESifo Economic Studies, 60(2), 366-401
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Parental Unemployment and Child Health
2014 (English)In: CESifo Economic Studies, ISSN 1610-241X, E-ISSN 1612-7501, Vol. 60, no 2, p. 366-401Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We analyze to what extent health outcomes of Swedish children are worse among children whose parents become unemployed. To this end we combine Swedish hospitalization data for 1992-2007 for children 3-18 years of age with register data on parental unemployment. We find that children with unemployed parents are 17% more likely to be hospitalized than other children, but that most of the difference is driven by selection. A child fixed-effects approach suggests a small effect of parental unemployment on child health. (JEL-codes: I12, J13).

Keywords
parental unemployment, child health, human capital
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-231507 (URN)10.1093/cesifo/ifu016 (DOI)000339901600005 ()
Available from: 2014-09-08 Created: 2014-09-08 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Hassani-Nezhad, L. & Sjögren, A. (2014). Unilateral Divorce for Women and Labor Supply in the Middle East and North Africa: The Effect of Khul Reform. Feminist Economics, 20(4), 113-137
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Unilateral Divorce for Women and Labor Supply in the Middle East and North Africa: The Effect of Khul Reform
2014 (English)In: Feminist Economics, ISSN 1354-5701, E-ISSN 1466-4372, Vol. 20, no 4, p. 113-137Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This contribution investigates whether the introduction of Khul, Islamic unilateral divorce rights for women, helps to explain recent dramatic increases in women's labor supply in Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries over the 1980-2008 period. It shows, using data for eighteen countries, that Khul reform increased the labor force participation of women relative to men. Furthermore, we find evidence that the effect of Khul is larger for younger women (ages 24-34) compared to older women (ages 35-55). Younger women increased their labor force participation by 6 percent, which accounts for about 10 percent of the increase in their labor force participation from 1980 to 2008.

Keywords
women's labor force participation, Family law, intrahousehold bargaining, D1, J2
National Category
Gender Studies Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-241536 (URN)10.1080/13545701.2014.932421 (DOI)000346349900005 ()
Available from: 2015-01-13 Created: 2015-01-13 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Mörk, E., Sjögren, A. & Svaleryd, H. (2013). Childcare costs and the demand for children-evidence from a nationwide reform. Journal of Population Economics, 26(1), 33-65
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Childcare costs and the demand for children-evidence from a nationwide reform
2013 (English)In: Journal of Population Economics, ISSN 0933-1433, E-ISSN 1432-1475, Vol. 26, no 1, p. 33-65Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Exploiting the exogenous variation in user fees caused by a Swedish childcare reform, we are able to identify the causal effect of childcare costs on fertility in a context in which childcare enrollment is almost universal, user fees are low, and labor force participation of mothers is very high. Anticipation of a reduction in childcare costs increased the number of first and higher-order births, but only seemed to affect the timing of second births. For families with many children we also find a marginally significant negative income effect on fertility.

Keywords
Childcare cost, Fertility, Quasi-experiment
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-184871 (URN)10.1007/s00148-011-0399-z (DOI)000310323600003 ()
Available from: 2012-11-21 Created: 2012-11-15 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Lindahl, M., Palme, M., Sandgren Massih, S. & Sjögren, A. (2011). Transmission of Human Capital across Four Generations: Intergenerational Correlations and a Test of the Becker-Tomes Model. Uppsala: Department of Economics, Uppsala University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Transmission of Human Capital across Four Generations: Intergenerational Correlations and a Test of the Becker-Tomes Model
2011 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Most previous studies on intergenerational transmission of human capital are restricted to two generations - between the parent and the child generation. In this paper we investigate if there is an independent effect of the grandparent and the great grandparent generations in this process. We use a dataset where we are able to link individual measures of life time earnings for three generation and data on educational attainments of four generations. We first do conventional regressions and transition matrices for life time earnings measures and educational attainments adding variables for the grandparent and great grandparent generations, respectively. We find that grandparents and even great grandparents significantly influence earnings and education. We then estimate the so called Becker-Tomes model using the educational attainment of the great grandparent generation as an instrumental variable. We fail to find support for the model's predictions. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Department of Economics, Uppsala University, 2011. p. 27
Series
Working paper / Department of Economics, Uppsala University (Online), ISSN 1653-6975 ; 2011:18
Keywords
Intergenerational income mobility, earnings distribution, income inequality
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-164682 (URN)
Available from: 2012-01-04 Created: 2011-12-22 Last updated: 2012-01-04Bibliographically approved
Mörk, E., Sjögren, A. & Svaleryd, H. (2009). Effekter av barnomsorgsavgifter på barnafödandet. Ekonomisk Debatt, 37(2), 59-69
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Effekter av barnomsorgsavgifter på barnafödandet
2009 (Swedish)In: Ekonomisk Debatt, ISSN 0345-2646, Vol. 37, no 2, p. 59-69Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-108881 (URN)
Available from: 2009-10-01 Created: 2009-10-01 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
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