We invite researchers at all stages of their career to The Stockholm Health Day on the topic of Children and Health 2022, October 20-21 at the Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University.
In addition to the positive effects of having high grades in itself, being top of the class increases the probability that a student finishes a longer education or gets a higher income later in life. For students at the lower end of the grade distribution, being a bit more highly ranked compared to other students in the school increases the probability of finishing upper secondary school. These are the results of a new dissertation in economics from the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI) at Stockholm University.
In school, girls in general outperform boys in math-related fields. But even when girls have a relatively higher ability in math, they more often choose other education trajectories. A new study from Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI) puts a piece to the puzzle on why girls don’t seem to aim for the science and technology fields in their education and work careers.
Men with foreign-sounding names applying for a job receive significantly fewer responses to their applications than female applicants with a foreign-sounding name. Both male and female recruiters appear to discriminate against them, although in different occupational groups.