Department of Economics

Lund University School of Economics and Management

Applied Microeconomic seminar: Arizo Karimi


 Arizo Karimi, Uppsala

Title: “Parental Inputs and Child Outcomes” (with Daniel Avdic, Elin Boström, and Anna Sjögren)


Abstract: This paper exploits the introduction of a Swedish "daddy-month'' reform in a difference-in-discontinuities design to study how fathers' parental leave affects children's human capital. Results show that the reform had asymmetric impacts on boys' compulsory school-leaving GPAs by father's level of education. We estimate that the reform increased the father-son correlation in human capital by seven percent, with no corresponding effect for girls. We provide suggestive evidence that these results are linked to asymmetric impacts on family stability and role model effects.


18 May 2022


Holger Crafoords Ekonomicentrum EC3
Tycho Brahes väg 1
223 63 Lund


Petter Lundborg