Assessing the Effect of Schooling on Earnings Using a Social Experiment

@inproceedings{Meghir1999AssessingTE,
  title={Assessing the Effect of Schooling on Earnings Using a Social Experiment},
  author={Costas Meghir and M{\aa}rten Palme},
  year={1999}
}
The impact of compulsory schooling laws as well as the abolition of early selection by ability remain important issues in the educational debate. These issues were the focus of a major education reform in Sweden which was implemented in the 60s. The reform was preceded by a "social experiment" in which only a proportion of municipalities received the new school system. We use survey data linked with Tax records covering 10% of one of the cohorts who were educated during the experimental period… CONTINUE READING