Search for dissertations about: "economics of education"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 271 swedish dissertations containing the words economics of education.

  1. 1. Education and the Family : Essays in Empirical Labour Economics

    Author : Helena Holmlund; Anders Björklund; Sandra Black; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; economics of education; family economics; Economics; Nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : Estimating Long-Term Consequences of Teenage Childbearing: An Examination of the Siblings Approach In the study of the consequences of teenage motherhood, the siblings approach has been proposed as a strategy to control for unobserved family background. Revisiting this literature, my contribution in adopting the siblings approach lies in controlling for heterogeneity within the family by using pre-motherhood school performance, a characteristic that differs across sisters. READ MORE

  2. 2. Education, Gender and Media : Empirical Essays in Development Economics

    Author : Maria Cheung; Jakob Svensson; Jean-Marie Baland; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Development Policies; Education; Gender; Media; Cambodia; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : The first essay, Edutainment Radio, Women’s Status and Primary School Participation: Evidence from Cambodia, investigates whether exposure to education-entertainment radio leads to improved women's status and primary school participation. Results show significant behavioral effects related to women's decision-making power and investments in children's primary schooling in exposed areas. READ MORE

  3. 3. Economics of Migration

    Author : Peter Karpestam; Nationalekonomiska institutionen; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Time; Simulations; Remittances; Panel Data; Multiplier Effects; Migration; The Labor Market; Education; Informal and Formal Sectors;

    Abstract : Abstract Population movements are more substantial today than at any other point in human history. If managed effectively, migration can be beneficial for all aspects of social and economic life. This thesis contains four papers, all of which are related to the economic consequences and determinants of migration, within and across countries. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Absent Entrepreneur : Exploring the Role of the Entrepreneur in Economics

    Author : Arvid Malm; Pontus Braunerhjelm; Bo Carlsson; KTH; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; entrepreneurship; education; income distribution; philanthropy; economics; Economics; Nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : Economics as an academic discipline has often found it difficult to formally model the Entrepreneur. As Baumol (1968) noted, “The theoretical firm is entrepreneurless—the prince of Denmark has been expunged from the discussion of Hamlet. READ MORE

  5. 5. Consequences of Poor Housing : Essays on Urban and Health Economics

    Author : Fredrik Hansson; Matz Dahlberg; Che-Yuan Liang; Aline Bütikofer; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Urban; health; education; in utero; pollution; radiation; uranium; radon; housing prices; happiness; well-being; urbanization; growth; Economics; Nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : Essay I: Research shows that low fetal doses of radiation from nuclear catastrophes and atmospheric test bombings of nuclear weapons cause cognitive birth defects. These events are uncommon and the radioactive isotopes they create rarely reach harmful levels in nature. READ MORE