Sara Cools

Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Social Research

Sara Cools holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Oslo. Her research focuses on the links between family and work, education and inequality. She has published papers in several international academic journals and has contributed to research projects on gender gap in sickness leave, work-life balance in Norway and gender gaps in educational achievements. Her paper Causal effects of paternity leave on children and parents was awarded the Scandinavian Journal of Economics Prize for best paper in 2015.

Selected publications:

  • Cools, Sara; Markussen, Simen & Strøm, Marte (2017). Children and Careers: How Family Size Affects Parents’ Labor Market Outcomes in the Long Run. Demography.54(5), 1773-1793
  • Cools, Sara; Fiva, Jon H. & Kirkebøen, Lars Johannnessen (2015). Causal Effects of Paternity Leave on Children and Parents. The Scandinavian Journal of Economics.117(3), 801-828
  • Cools, Sara & Strøm, Marte (2014). Parenthood wage penalties in a double income society. Review of Economics of the Household. 14, 391-416
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