Sanna Ericssonaffiliated with the university
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My research interests are mainly in labor, family and education economics. I am especially interested in inequality issues, both globally and on a household level. My first paper looks at the effect of preschool access for children's cognitive skills and school progression, using within-sibling comparisons of children in Kenya and Tanzania. My second paper estimates the effect of female economic empowerment on risk of domestic violence for married couples in Sweden, using a hospital records to measure domestic violence and demand-driven exogenous earnings variation. I show that economic empowerment increase the risk that a women experiences domestic violence, and that the mechanisms are in line with a male backlash response of husbands. My third paper paper studies the effect of traditional gender norms on the gender gap in math for second generation immigrants in Sweden, and whether this effect can be mitigated by surrounding neighbourhood characteristics.
I am currently the lecturer of an intermediate microeconomics course.
Recent research outputs
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Research output: Thesis › Doctoral Thesis (compilation)
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