Marte Rønning

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BACKGROUND Survival rates are widely used to compare the quality of cancer care. However, the extent to which cancer survivors regain full physical or cognitive functioning is not captured by this statistic. To address this concern we introduce post-diagnosis employment as a supplemental measure of the quality of cancer care. METHODS This study is based(More)
The public health care systems in the Nordic countries provide high quality care almost free of charge to all citizens. However, social inequalities in health persist. Previous research has, for example, documented substantial educational inequalities in cancer survival. We investigate to what extent this may be driven by differential access to and(More)
This paper documents that a parental leave reform directed towards fathers causally impacts children's cognitive skills. School performance at age 16 improves, but only in families in which the father has higher education than the mother-implying that the effect of paternity leave depends on the care it displaces. Investigating data on parents' labor market(More)
There exists a strong educational gradient in cancer risk, which has been documented in a wide range of populations. Yet relatively little is known about the extent to which education is causally linked to cancer incidence and mortality. This paper exploits a large social experiment where an education reform expanded compulsory schooling during the 1960s in(More)
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