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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 ...
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 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 ...
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)
Measuring heterogeneity in the returns to education in Norway using educational reforms
(Discussion paper2002:26, Working paper, 2003-07)
The decision to take more education is complex, and is influenced by individual ability, financial constraints, family background, preferences, etc. Such factors, normally unobserved by the researcher, introduce endogeneity ...
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. ...
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. ...
The neighbourhood is not what it used to be : has there been equalisation of opportunity across families and communities in Norway?
(Discussion paper2001:36, 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 ...
Do firms really share rents with their workers?
(Discussion paper2001:11, Working paper, 2001-05)
We use matched firm - worker panel data from France and Norway to consider observationally equivalent alternatives to the hypothesis that firms share product market rents with their workers in the form of higher wages. ...
Has job stability decreased in Norway?
(Discussion paper2006:27, Working paper, 2006-08)
A widespread belief in the popular press is that job stability has declined across Western economies over the last 15 years. However, little support for this is found in the empirical literature. We use an extensive ...