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  • Individualized benefits and access to active labor market programs boost refugee women’s economic integration 

    Bratu, Cristina; Martén, Linna; Ottosson, Lillit
    SOFI Working Papers : 3/2023 (Stockholm University, 23.05.2023)
    The economic and social integration of refugees is a key policy concern. The situation of refugee women is particularly challenging, as many never enter the labor force. We study a reform of the Swedish integration program ...
  • Twitter and Crime: The Effect of Social Movements on GenderBased Violence 

    Battisti, Michele; Kauppinen, Ilpo; Rude, Britta
    ifo Working Paper : 381 (ifo Institute, 31.10.2022)
    This paper asks whether social movements taking place on Twitter affect genderbased violence (GBV). Using Twitter data and machine learning methods, we construct a novel data set on the prevalence of Twitter conversations ...
  • Effect of Secondary Education on Cognitive and Non-cognitive Skills 

    Ollikainen, Jani-Petteri; Pekkarinen, Tuomas; Uusitalo, Roope; Virtanen, Hanna
    IZA Discussion Papers : 15318 (IZA Institute of Labor Economics, 05 / 2022)
    We exploit admission cutoffs to secondary schools to study the effects of general academically oriented, versus vocational secondary schooling on cognitive and non-cognitive skills using a regression discontinuity design. ...
  • Do Second Chances Pay Off? Evidence from a Natural Experiment with Low-Achieving Students 

    Bizopoulou, Aspasia; Megalokonomou, Rigissa; Simion, Stefania
    IZA Discussion Papers : 15139 (IZA Institute of Labor Economics, 03 / 2022)
    In several countries, students who fail end-of-high-school high-stakes exams are faced with the choice of retaking them or forgoing postsecondary education. We explore exogenous variation generated by a 2006 policy that ...
  • Intergenerational Spillovers of Integration Policies: Evidence from Finland's Integration Plans 

    Pesola, Hanna; Sarvimäki, Matti
    IZA Discussion Papers : 15310 (IZA Institute of Labor Economics, 2022)
    This paper shows that an integration policy aimed at unemployed adult immigrants generated positive spillovers for their children. Our research design builds on a discontinuity in the phase-in-rule of Finland’s 1999 reform ...
  • The Unequal Cost of Job Loss across Countries 

    Bertheau, Antoine; Acabbi, Edoardo Maria; Barcelo, Cristina; Gulyas, Andreas; Lombardi, Stefano; Saggio, Raffaele
    NBER Working Paper : 29727 (NBER, 02 / 2022)
    We document the consequences of losing a job across countries using a harmonized research design. Workers in Denmark and Sweden experience the lowest earnings declines following job displacement, while workers in Italy, ...