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Fast times at Ridgemont High? : the effect of compulsory schooling laws on teenage births
(Discussion paper2004:25, 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 ...
The more the merrier? : the effect of family composition on children’s education
(Discussion paper2004:22, Working paper, 2004-08)
Among the perceived inputs in the “production” of child quality is family size; there is an extensive theoretical literature that postulates a tradeoff between child quantity and quality within a family. However, there is ...
Why the apple doesn’t fall far : understanding intergenerational transmission of human capital
(Discussion paper2003:20, 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 ...
The Impact of a primary school reform on social stratification : a Norwegian study of neighbour and school mate correlations
(Discussion paper2003:19, Working paper, 2003-09)
Wage structure and labor mobility in Norway 1980-1997
(Working paper2008:19, Working paper, 2008-06)
To what extent do different firms follow different wage policies? How do such policies affect worker mobility between firms, and what are the effects of different wage bargaining regimes? The empirical branch of personnel ...
From the cradle to the labor market? : the effect of birth weight on adult outcomes
(Working Paper2005:71, Working paper, 2005-12)
Lower birth weight babies have worse outcomes, both short-run in terms of one-year mortality rates and longer run in terms of educational attainment and earnings. However, recent research has called into question whether ...
The more the merrier? The effect of family size and birth children’s education
(Working paper2005:51, Working paper, 2005-01)
There is an extensive theoretical literature that postulates a tradeoff between child quantity and quality within a family. However, there is little causal evidence that speaks to this theory. Using a rich dataset on the ...
Firm exit, vintage effect and the business cycle in Norway
(Discussion paper1999:2, Working paper, 1998-12)
In spite of the large and growing literature on producer heterogeneity and firm exit behavior, little attention has been paid to the vintage capital theory of firm exits as an alternative hypothesis to learning/selection. ...
Sources of earnings dispersion in a linked employer-employee dataset : evidence from Norway
(Discussion paper1998:22, Working paper, 1998-09)
We estimate a standard human capital earnings model, augmented to allow for different firmspecific wage premia. The earnings of an individual depend on her human capital bundle and the earnings mark-up of the firm she ...
Employment policies at the plant level : job and worker flows for heterogeneous labour in Norway
(Discussion paper1999:6, 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. ...