Helena Skyt Nielsen
Fuglesangs Alle 4
DK8210 Aarhus V
Institutional Affiliations: Aarhus University and Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
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NBER Working Papers and Publications
|January 2017||Sibling Spillovers|
with Sandra E. Black, Sanni Breining, David N. Figlio, Jonathan Guryan, Krzysztof Karbownik, Jeffrey Roth, Marianne Simonsen: w23062
It is notoriously difficult to identify peer effects within the family, because of the common shocks and reflection problems. We make use of a novel identification strategy and unique data in order to gain some purchase on this problem. We employ data from the universe of children born in Florida between 1994 and 2002 and in Denmark between 1990 and 2001, which we match to school and medical records. To address the identification problem, we examine the effects of having a sibling with a disability. Utilizing three-plus-child families, we employ a differences-in-differences research design which makes use of the fact that birth order influences the amount of time which a child spends in early childhood with their siblings, disabled or not. We observe consistent
evidence in both locations t...
|May 2010||Estimating the Effect of Student Aid on College Enrollment: Evidence from a Government Grant Policy Reform|
with Torben Sørensen, Christopher Taber
in Income Taxation, Trans-Atlantic Public Economics Seminar (TAPES), Roger Gordon and Thomas Piketty, organizers
|December 2008||Estimating the Effect of Student Aid on College Enrollment: Evidence from a Government Grant Policy Reform|
with Torben Sørensen, Christopher R. Taber: w14535
In this paper, we investigate the responsiveness of the demand for college to changes in student aid arising from a Danish reform. We separately identify the effect of aid from that of other observed and unobserved variables such as parental income. We exploit the combination of a kinked aid scheme and a reform of the student aid scheme to identify the effect of direct costs on college enrollment. To allow for heterogeneous responses due to borrowing constraints, we use detailed information on parents' assets. We find that enrollment is less responsive than found in other studies and that the presence of borrowing constraints only deters college enrollment to a minor extent.
Published: Helena Skyt Nielsen & Torben Sørensen & Christopher Taber, 2010.
"Estimating the Effect of Student Aid on College Enrollment: Evidence from a Government Grant Policy Reform,"
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy,
American Economic Association, vol. 2(2), pages 185-215, May.
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