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School Reform, Educational Achievement and Lifetime Income: Essays in Empirical Labor Economics
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).
2007 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The Impact of School Choice on Pupil Achievement, Segregation and Costs: Swedish Evidence. This paper evaluates school choice at the compulsory school level. We estimate the impact of an increased enrolment in private schools on average achievement using within-municipality variation over time. We find positive effects, shown to be the sum of a (small) private school attendance effect and a competition effect. We also find effects on segregation and costs.

Age at Immigration and School Performance: A Siblings Analysis Using Swedish Register Data. This paper analyzes the role of age at immigration for the school performance gap between native and immigrant pupils by exploiting within-family variation. The critical age is about nine, above which there is a strong negative impact on performance. The results are similar for boys and girls, but vary by region of origin. A comparison of sibling-difference and cross-sectional estimates reveals striking similarities.

Integration of Childhood Immigrants in the Short and in the Long Run: Swedish Evidence. I study childhood immigrants at different stages in life in order to examine the role of age at immigration for educational and labor market outcomes. I find that childhood immigrants tend later to recover strongly in terms of educational achievement. Yet, the same individuals are on average found to be poorly integrated into the labor market.

Life-Cycle Variations in the Association between Current and Lifetime Income: Replication and Extension for Sweden. We apply a generalized errors-in-variables model, recently developed by Steven Haider and Gary Solon, in order to produce estimates of the association between current and lifetime income. We find strong life-cycle patterns. This implies that the widespread use of current income as a proxy for lifetime income leads to inconsistent estimates even when the proxy is used as the dependent variable. We find country similarities, but gender and cohort differences.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Nationalekonomiska institutionen , 2007.
Series
Swedish Institute for Social Research, ISSN 0283-8222 ; 0283-8222
Keyword [en]
economics of education, international migration, lifetime income
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-6822ISBN: 978-91-7155-446-8 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-6822DiVA: diva2:197124
Public defence
2007-06-11, hörsal 7, hus D, Universitetsvägen 10, Stockholm, 10:00
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Available from: 2007-05-18 Created: 2007-05-18Bibliographically approved
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1. The Impact of School Choice on Pupil Achievement, Segregation and Costs: Swedish Evidence
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urn:nbn:se:su:diva-24261 (URN)
Note
Part of urn:nbn:se:su:diva-6822Available from: 2007-05-18 Created: 2007-05-18 Last updated: 2010-01-13Bibliographically approved
2. Age at Immigration and School Performance: A Siblings Analysis Using Swedish Register Data
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Manuscript (Other academic)
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urn:nbn:se:su:diva-24262 (URN)
Note
Part of urn:nbn:se:su:diva-6822Available from: 2007-05-18 Created: 2007-05-18 Last updated: 2010-01-13Bibliographically approved
3. Integration of Childhood Immigrants in the Short and in the Long Run: Swedish Evidence
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Integration of Childhood Immigrants in the Short and in the Long Run: Swedish Evidence
Manuscript (Other academic)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-24263 (URN)
Note
Part of urn:nbn:se:su:diva-6822Available from: 2007-05-18 Created: 2007-05-18 Last updated: 2010-01-13Bibliographically approved
4. Life-Cycle Variations in the Association between Current and Lifetime Income: Replication and Extension for Sweden
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Life-Cycle Variations in the Association between Current and Lifetime Income: Replication and Extension for Sweden
2006 In: Journal of Labor Economics, ISSN 0734-306X, Vol. 24, no 4, 879-896 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-24264 (URN)
Note
Part of urn:nbn:se:su:diva-6822Available from: 2007-05-18 Created: 2007-05-18Bibliographically approved

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