Helena Skyt Nielsen

Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business

Professor

Fuglesangs Alle 4

Aarhus, 8210

Denmark

http://person.au.dk/hnielsen@econ.au.dk

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (42)

1.

Child Labor and School Attendance: Two Joint Decisions

University of Aarhus CLS Working Paper No. 98-015
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 25 Aug 1999
Helena Skyt Nielsen
Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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The Risk-Return Trade-Off in Human Capital Investment

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1962, University of Aarhus Department of Economics Working Paper No. 2006-2
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 20 Feb 2006
Aarhus University - CREATES, Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and University of Chicago
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educational choice, efficient frontier, human capital investment, mean-variance

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The Effect of Teacher's Aides in the Classroom: Evidence from a Randomized Trial

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 05 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 04 Nov 2018
Aarhus University, Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business, Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and University of Southern Denmark
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School Resources; Academic Achievement; Teacher Quality; Student–Teacher Ratio; Co-teaching

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Two Notes on Discrimination and Decomposition: 1) Wage Discrimination in Zambia: An Extension of the Oaxaca-Blinder Decomposition; and 2) Discrimination and Detailed Decomposition in a Logit Model

University of Aarhus CLS Working Paper No. 98-001
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 25 Aug 1999
Helena Skyt Nielsen
Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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The Effects of Bullying in Elementary School

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6718
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 21 Jul 2012
Tine Louise Eriksen, Helena Skyt Nielsen and Marianne Simonsen
Aarhus University, Department of Economics and Business, Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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victimization, perpetrator, crime, education, health, mental health

Playing the Fertility Game at Work: An Equilibrium Model of Peer Effects

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 06 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 08 Jun 2016
University of Virginia - Department of Economics, University of Virginia - Department of Economics, Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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Career-family conflict, workplace interactions, multiple equilibria

Playing the Fertility Game at Work: An Equilibrium Model of Peer Effects

International Economic Review, Vol. 57, Issue 3, pp. 827-856, 2016
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 10 Aug 2016
University of Virginia - Department of Economics, University of Virginia - Department of Economics, Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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Playing the Fertility Game at Work: An Equilibrium Model of Peer Effects

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9429
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 16 Apr 2013
University of Virginia - Department of Economics, University of Virginia - Department of Economics, Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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career-family conflict, Fertility, multiple equilibria, peer effects, workplace interactions

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Is There a Causal Effect of High School Math on Labor Market Outcomes?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2357, University of Aarhus Department of Economics Working Paper No. 2006-11
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 12 Jul 2006
Juanna Schrøter Joensen and Helena Skyt Nielsen
University of Chicago and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
Downloads 246 (122,679)
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Math, High School Reform, Instrumental Variable, Local Average Treatment Effect

Mathematics and Gender: Heterogeneity in Causes and Consequences

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 01 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2014
Juanna Schrøter Joensen and Helena Skyt Nielsen
University of Chicago and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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mathematics, gender, career choice, high school curriculum, instrumental variable

Math and Gender: Is Math a Route to a High-Powered Career?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7164
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 02 Feb 2013
Juanna Schrøter Joensen and Helena Skyt Nielsen
University of Chicago and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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math, gender, career choice, high school curriculum, instrumental variable

Mathematics and Gender: Heterogeneity in Causes and Consequences

The Economic Journal, Vol. 126, Issue 593, pp. 1129-1163, 2016
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 10 Jun 2016
Juanna Schrøter Joensen and Helena Skyt Nielsen
University of Chicago and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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Spillovers in Education Choice

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 14 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2017
Juanna Schrøter Joensen and Helena Skyt Nielsen
University of Chicago and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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Social interaction, siblings, high school curriculum, skill formation

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Qualifications, Discrimination, or Assimilation? An Extended Framework for Analysing Immigrant Wage Gaps

IZA Discussion Paper No. 365
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 27 Sep 2001
Helena Skyt Nielsen, Michael Rosholm, Nina Smith and Leif Husted
Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business, Aarhus University - Department of Economics, Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Institute of Local Government Studies
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Wage Assimilation, Immigrants, Wage Gap, Panel Data Sample Selection Model

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The Effect of Marriage on Education of Immigrants: Evidence from a Policy Reform Restricting Spouse Import

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2899, University of Aarhus Economics Working Paper No. 2007-7
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 13 Jul 2007
Helena Skyt Nielsen, Nina Smith and Aycan Celikaksoy
Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business, Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI)
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education, dropout, immigrants, spouse import, marriage migration, family investment model

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Returns to Schooling in Ldcs: New Evidence from Zambia

University of Aarhus CLS Working Paper No. 98-010
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 25 Aug 1999
Helena Skyt Nielsen and Niels Westergaard-Nielsen
Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and Copenhagen Business School
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An Economic Analysis of Identity and Career Choice

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3120, University of Aarhus Economics Working Paper No. 2007-14
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 22 Nov 2007
Maria Knoth Humlum, Kristin J. Kleinjans and Helena Skyt Nielsen
Aarhus University, California State University, Fullerton - Department of Economics and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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career choice, choice of higher education, identity, self-image

An Economic Analysis of Identity and Career Choice

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 50, Issue 1, pp. 39-61, 2012
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 06 Jan 2012
Maria Knoth Humlum, Kristin J. Kleinjans and Helena Skyt Nielsen
Aarhus University, California State University, Fullerton - Department of Economics and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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Intergenerational Transmissions and the School-to-Work Transition of Second-Generation Immigrants

IZA Discussion Paper No. 296; CLS Working Paper No. 01-04
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 11 Jun 2001
Helena Skyt Nielsen, Michael Rosholm, Nina Smith and Leif Husted
Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business, Aarhus University - Department of Economics, Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Institute of Local Government Studies
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School-to-work Transition, Second Generation Immigrants, Intergenerational Transmission, Parental Capital, Ethnic Capital, Neighborhood Effects

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Educational Homogamy: Preferences or Opportunities?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2271, University of Aarhus Department of Economics Working Paper No. 2006-10
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 17 Aug 2006
Helena Skyt Nielsen and Michael Svarer
Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and Aarhus University - Department of Economics
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Positive assortative matching on education, search frictions, hedging, complementarities in household production

Estimating the Effect of Student Aid on College Enrollment: Evidence from a Government Grant Policy Reform

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Oct 2008
Helena Skyt Nielsen, Torben Soerensen and Christopher Taber
Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business, Aarhus University and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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college attendance, educational subsidies, reform, kink regression

Estimating the Effect of Student Aid on College Enrollment: Evidence from a Government Grant Policy Reform

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3785
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 03 Nov 2008
Helena Skyt Nielsen, Torben Soerensen and Christopher Taber
Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business, Aarhus University and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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college attendance, educational subsidies, reform, kink regression

Estimating the Effect of Student Aid on College Enrollment: Evidence from a Government Grant Policy Reform

NBER Working Paper No. w14535
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 10 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 20 Sep 2010
Helena Skyt Nielsen, Christopher Taber and Torben Soerensen
Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Aarhus University
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Does the Gap in Family-Friendly Policies Drive the Family Gap?

University of Aarhus Department of Economics Working Paper No. 2003-1
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 21 Apr 2003
Helena Skyt Nielsen, Marianne Simonsen and Mette Verner
Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business, Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and Aarhus University - Centre for Research in Social Integration and Marginalization (CIM)
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Fertility, family gap, career interruptions, wages, public vs. private sector

Does the Gap in Family-Friendly Policies Drive the Family Gap?

Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 106, No. 4, pp. 721-744, December 2004
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 27 Dec 2004
Helena Skyt Nielsen, Marianne Simonsen and Mette Verner
Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business, Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and Aarhus University - Centre for Research in Social Integration and Marginalization (CIM)
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Employment and Wage Assimilation of Male First Generation Immigrants in Denmark

IZA Discussion Paper No. 101; CLS Working Paper No. 00-01
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 12 Jun 2000
Nina Smith, Leif Husted, Helena Skyt Nielsen and Michael Rosholm
Aarhus University - Department of Economics, Institute of Local Government Studies, Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and Aarhus University - Department of Economics
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Immigrants, earnings and employment assimilation

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Behavioral Economics of Education

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8470
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 27 Sep 2014
Alexander K. Koch, Julia Nafziger and Helena Skyt Nielsen
University of Aarhus - Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus University - School of Business and Social Sciences and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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behavioral economics, soft skills, educational decision making, schooling, non-cognitive skills

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The Positive Effects of Nationwide Testing on Student Achievement in a Low-Stakes System

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 10 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 10 Jul 2016
Simon Calmar Andersen and Helena Skyt Nielsen
Aarhus University and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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School accountability; academic performance; evaluation culture; test environment

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Compensating Wage Differentials for Schooling Risk in Denmark

IZA Discussion Paper No. 963
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 13 Jan 2004
Luís Díaz-Serrano, Joop Hartog and Helena Skyt Nielsen
National University of Ireland, Maynooth, University of Amsterdam - Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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risk-premium, skewness affection, schooling risk, earnings shocks

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Self-Employment Among Immigrants: A Last Resort?

University of Aarhus Economics Working Paper No. 2003-13
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 09 Oct 2003
Kraen Blume Jensen, Mette Ejrnaes, Helena Skyt Nielsen and Allan Wurtz
Amternes og Kommunernes Forskningsinstitut (AKF), University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics, Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and Aarhus University - Department of Economics
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discrete competing risks, duration, random effects, self-employment

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The Effects of Children's ADHD on Parents' Relationship Dissolution and Labor Supply

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6092
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 13 Nov 2011
Anette Primdal Kvist, Helena Skyt Nielsen and Marianne Simonsen
affiliation not provided to SSRN, Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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ADHD, child health, marital dissolution, labor supply

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Consequences of ADHD Medication Use for Children's Outcomes

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8208
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 31 May 2014
Søren Dalsgaard, Helena Skyt Nielsen and Marianne Simonsen
Aarhus University - National Centre for Register-Based Research, Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, treatment, hospital variation, health, crime

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School Starting Age and Crime

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7228
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 09 Mar 2013
Rasmus Landersø, Helena Skyt Nielsen and Marianne Simonsen
Rockwool Foundation Research Unit, Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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old-for-grade, school start, criminal charges, violence, property crime

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Effects of School Starting Age on the Family

Number of pages: 69 Posted: 21 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 04 Nov 2018
Rasmus Landersø, Helena Skyt Nielsen and Marianne Simonsen
Rockwool Foundation Research Unit, Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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marital capital, marital dissolution, educational transition, regression discontinuity, spillover effects

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Causes and Consequences of a Father’s Child Leave: Evidence from a Reform of Leave Schemes

University of Aarhus Economics Working Paper Series 2009-8
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 02 Jul 2009
Helena Skyt Nielsen
Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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fathers, parental leave, child leave

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The Effects of Pharmacological Treatment of ADHD on Children's Health

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6714
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 21 Jul 2012
Søren Dalsgaard, Helena Skyt Nielsen and Marianne Simonsen
Aarhus University - National Centre for Register-Based Research, Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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ADHD, evaluation, health

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The Effectiveness of Policies that Promote Labor Force Participation of Women with Children: A Collection of National Studies

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9297
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 04 Sep 2015
Elizabeth Cascio, Steven J. Haider and Helena Skyt Nielsen
Department of Economics, Dartmouth College, Michigan State University - Department of Economics and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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childcare, parental leave

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Sibling Spillovers

NBER Working Paper No. w23062
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 23 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2018
University of Texas at Austin - Center for Law, Business, and Economics, Aarhus University, Northwestern University, Northwestern University - Human Development and Social Policy (HDSP) Program, Northwestern University, Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business, Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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Sibling Spillovers

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6348
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 17 Mar 2017
University of Texas at Austin - Center for Law, Business, and Economics, Aarhus University, Northwestern University, Northwestern University - Human Development and Social Policy (HDSP) Program, Northwestern University, Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business, Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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sibling spillovers, child care, sibling fixed effects

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Causes and Consequences of a Father's Child Leave: Evidence from a Reform of Leave Schemes

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4267
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 21 Jul 2009
Helena Skyt Nielsen
Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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fathers, parental leave, child leave

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Linking Education Choice to Institutions and Peers

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 27 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2018
Juanna Schrøter Joensen and Helena Skyt Nielsen
University of Chicago and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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Course choice, intrinsic and extrinsic incentives, siblings, peers, social interaction, social norm, conformity

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The Short-Term Effects of School Consolidation on Student Achievement: Evidence of Disruption?

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6082
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 09 Nov 2016
Aarhus University - Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus University, Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and Aarhus University - Department of Economics
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school size, school resources, disruption effects, educational production function, test scores

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Nudging in Education

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11454
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 02 May 2018
Mette Damgaard and Helena Skyt Nielsen
Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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behavioural bias, boost policies, human capital investment

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The Impact of Parents' Years Since Migration on Children's Academic Achievement

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6242
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 31 Dec 2011
Helena Skyt Nielsen and Beatrice Schindler Rangvid
Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and Danish Institute of Governmental Research (KORA)
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intergenerational mobility, years since migration, scholastic achievement, immigrant children, second generation, fixed effects

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The Short-Term Effects of School Consolidation on Student Achievement: Evidence of Disruption?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10195
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 19 Sep 2016
Louise Beuchert, Maria Knoth Humlum, Helena Skyt Nielsen and Nina Smith
Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business, Aarhus University, Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and Aarhus University - Department of Economics
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school size, school resources, disruption effects, educational production function, test scores

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School Starting Age and the Crime-Age Profile

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9279
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 04 Sep 2015
Rasmus Landersø, Helena Skyt Nielsen and Marianne Simonsen
Rockwool Foundation Research Unit, Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
Downloads 10 (598,555)
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criminal charges, school start, old-for-grade, violence, property crime

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Disruptive School Peers and Student Outcomes

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8823
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 14 Feb 2015
Copenhagen Business School - Center for Economic and Business Research (CEBR), Aarhus University, Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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student mobility, special educational needs, education, value added model

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The Effect of Marriage on Education of Immigrants: Evidence from a Policy Reform Restricting Marriage Migration

Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 111, Issue 3, pp. 457-486, September 2009
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 15 Oct 2009
Helena Skyt Nielsen, Nina Smith and Aycan Celikaksoy
Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business, Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI)
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Compensating Wage Differentials for Schooling Risk in Denmark

Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 110, Issue 4, pp. 711-731, December 2008
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 02 Dec 2008
Luis Diaz-Serrano, Joop Hartog and Helena Skyt Nielsen
Universitat Rovira i Virgili, University of Amsterdam - Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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Risk premium, skewness affection, schooling risk, earnings shocks

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How Sensitive is the Demand for Primary Education to Changes in Economic Factors?

Journal of African Economies, Vol. 10, Issue 2, pp. 191-218, 2001
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Helena Skyt Nielsen
Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business

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Low Demand for Primary Education: Traditions or Economic Incentives?

University of Aarhus CLS Working Paper No. 98-005
Posted: 25 Aug 1999
Helena Skyt Nielsen
Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business

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