Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/78660
Authors: 
Wang, Iris J. Y.
Carling, Kenneth
Nääs, Ola
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation 2006:14
Abstract: 
This paper seeks to determine the effect of summer jobs offered by the public sector on high-school students’ labour market achievement by use of quasi-experimental data. Many municipalities in Sweden offer summer jobs within their organizations to high-school students. The municipality of Falun randomly allocates about 200 such summer jobs per year by a lottery. Because of this, the effect of a summer job might be determined while the issue of self-selection bias is controlled. Our study finds that summer jobs slightly improve the earnings immediately after graduation from high school, but the effect does not persist.
Subjects: 
intention-to-treat
on-treatment
Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney test
JEL: 
C41
C93
J68
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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