Aarhus University, Denmark, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor, Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus University, Denmark
Labor economics, health economics, economics of aging, development economics
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Research fellow at the German Institute for Economic Research and the Cornell Institute on Health Economics, Health Behaviors and Disparities
Research Professor, SFI - The Danish National Centre for Social Research, Denmark (2004–2009); Associate Professor, Aarhus School of Business Department of Economics, Denmark (1995–2007); Assistant Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology School of Industrial Management, USA (1990–1995)
PhD, Cornell University, 1992
"Probabilities of job choice and employer selection and male-female occupational differences." American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 83:2 (1993): 57–61.
"Swimming upstream, floating downstream: Comparing women’s wage progress in the U.S. and Denmark." Industrial and Labor Relations Review 59:2 (2006): 243–266 (with R. L. Oaxaca and N. Smith).
"Non-cognitive child outcomes and universal high quality child care." Journal of Public Economics 94 (2010): 30–42 (with M. Simonsen).
"Gender matching and competitiveness: Experimental evidence." Economic Inquiry 51:1 (2013): 816–835 (with R. Banerjee and M. C. Villeval).
“Academic performance and type of early childhood care.” Economics of Education Review 53 (2016): 217–229 (with M. Simonsen).
This is a revision, version 3.This is a revision, version 3. Most OECD countries spend substantially more on maternity leave schemes than on early childcare. However, given high tax burdens and rapidly aging populations, female labor force participation is critically needed. Moreover, it is important to know whether the main beneficiaries, the children themselves, reap more benefits from one or the other in the long term. The first cohorts exposed to the introduction or extension of maternity/paternity leave schemes and subsidized childcare programs have now completed education and entered the labor market, allowing an investigation of these programs’ long-term economic effects.MoreLess