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  • 1.
    Heidrich, Stefanie
    Department of Economics and StatisticsLinnaeus UniversityVäxjö.
    Intergenerational mobility in Sweden: a regional perspective2017In: Journal of Population Economics, ISSN 0933-1433, E-ISSN 1432-1475, Vol. 30, no 4, p. 1241-1280Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    I employ high quality register data to present new facts about income mobility in Sweden. The focus of the paper is on regional differences in mobility, using a novel approach based on a multilevel model. This method is well suited when regions differ greatly in population size, as is the case in Sweden. The maximum likelihood estimates are substantially more precise than those obtained by running separate OLS regressions. I find that few regions are statistically significantly different from the Swedish average when measuring mobility in relative terms, while a greater number of regional differences emerge when focusing on absolute outcomes. Compared to growing up in the least favorable region, children from the most favorable region with parents located at the 25th percentile in the income distribution reach higher income ranks corresponding to approximately one monthly salary for an average Swedish worker per year.

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    Stenberg, Anders
    et al.
    University of Stockholm.
    de Luna, Xavier
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Statistics.
    Westerlund, Olle
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
    Can adult education delay retirement from the Labour Market?2012In: Journal of Population Economics, ISSN 0933-1433, E-ISSN 1432-1475, ISSN 0933-1433, Vol. 25, no 2, p. 677-696Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We examine whether adult education delays retirement to potentially increase labour force participation among the elderly, a mechanism suggested in the OECD strategy for “active ageing” and the “Lisbon strategy” of the EU. Using register data from Sweden, we analyse transcripts from adult education for the period 1979–2004 and annual earnings 1982–2004. We match samples of treated individuals, in adult education 1986–1989, and untreated on the propensity score. The timing of exit from the workforce is assessed by non-parametric estimation of survival rates in the labour force. The results indicate no effects of adult education on the timing of retirement.

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