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Effects of educational policy interventions on educational and labor market outcomes

The projects in this research area examine how educational policy interventions, i.e. changes in the legal frameworks or changes in organizational policies of educational institutions affect the choices or the outcomes of individuals within the education system and later in the labor market.

How negative labor supply shocks affect training in firms: Lessons from opening the Swiss-German border. Swiss Leading House "Economics of Education" Working Paper No. 203, 2022. By Caroline Neuber-Pohl, Damiano Pregaldini, Uschi Backes-Gellner, Sandra Dummert and Harald Pfeifer.

Social Norms and Gendered Occupational Choices of Men and Women: Time to Turn the Tide? Industrial Relations (2023). By Patricia Palffy, Patrick Lehnert and Uschi Backes-Gellner. LH Working Paper No. 183.

"Against all odds." Does awareness of the risk of failure matter for educational choices? Economics of Education Review, 87(2022). By Maria A. Cattaneo and Stefan C. Wolter. LH Working Paper No. 181.

Does Ethnic Diversity in Schools Affect Occupational Choices? Swiss Leading House "Economics of Education" Working Paper No. 201, 2022. By Damiano Pregaldini, Simone Balestra and Uschi Backes-Gellner.

Much ado about nothing? School Curriculum Reforms and Students’ Educational Trajectories. Swiss Leading House "Economics of Education" Working Paper No. 195, 2022. By Maurizio Strazzeri, Chantal Oggenfuss and Stefan C. Wolter.