Search for dissertations about: "Non-cognitive ability"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 7 swedish dissertations containing the words Non-cognitive ability.

  1. 1. Essays on Politics and Health Economics

    Author : Linuz Aggeborn; Eva Mörk; Mikael Elinder; Kaisa Kotakorpi; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Fluoride; Cognitive ability; Non-cognitive ability; Income; Education; Employment; Dental health; Political Leadership; American politics; Regression discontinuity; Voter turnout; Local public finance; Sweden; Finland; Right-wing populism; welfare chauvinism; Economics; Nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : Essay I (with Mattias Öhman): Fluoridation of the drinking water is a public policy whose aim is to improve dental health. Although the evidence is clear that fluoride is good for dental health, concerns have been raised regarding potential negative effects on cognitive development. READ MORE

  2. 2. Essays on Cognitive Development and Medical Care

    Author : Mattias Öhman; Matz Dahlberg; Erik Grönqvist; Louise von Essen; Martin Karlsson; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Fluoride; Cognitive ability; Non-cognitive ability; Income; Education; Employment; Dental health; Mortality; Information; Health; Screening; Abdominal aortic aneurysm; Myocardial infarction; Antidepressants; SSRI; Propensity score matching; Economics; Nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of four self-contained papers.Essay I (with Linuz Aggeborn): Fluoridation of the drinking water is a public policy whose aim is to improve dental health. Although the evidence is clear that fluoride is good for dental health, concerns have been raised regarding potential negative effects on cognitive development. READ MORE

  3. 3. Mind over matter : Non-cognitive assessments for the selection of the Swedish voluntary soldier of peace

    Author : Charlotte Bäccman; Kjerstin Almkvist; Erik Wästlund; Lennart Sjöberg; Per-Olov Michel; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; personnel selection; personality; resilience; validation; military; international operations; Psykologi; Psychology;

    Abstract : The purpose of this thesis was firstly, to investigate if the current selection system mirrors the task of international deployment and voluntariness. Secondly, to investigate if and how non-cognitive assessments of personality and resilience, individual aspects that seem underrepresented in the current selection system, may increment validity to the current selection system. READ MORE

  4. 4. Essays on Politics, Law, and Economics

    Author : Linna Martén; Matz Dahlberg; Olle Folke; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Political attitudes; Decision making; Court; Immigration; Legal system; Redistribution; Social insurance; Unemployment; Cognitive and Non-cognitive skills; Displaced workers; Plant closure; Defense draw down;

    Abstract : Essay 1: Several countries practice a system where laymen, who lack legal education, participate in the judicial decision making. Yet, little is known about their potential influence on the court rulings. READ MORE

  5. 5. Essays in Empirical Labour Economics : Family Background, Gender and Earnings

    Author : Lalaina Hirvonen; Anders Björklund; Tor Eriksson; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Intergenerational mobility; Assortative mating; Nonlinearity; Female labour force participation; Sex-mix composition; Cognitive and non-cognitive abilities; Education; Economics; Nationalekonomi; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : All three essays in this thesis are concerned with the interrelation of family, gender and labour market outcomes. The first paper investigates family earnings mobility between parents and sons, and parents and daughters, highlighting the role of assortative mating. The results suggest that daughters are more mobile than sons. READ MORE