Aarhus University, Denmark, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor, Department of Economics and Business, Aarhus University, Denmark
Empirical labor economics, evaluation of labor market policies, population economics, economics of education
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Member of the Coordinating Committee for Register-based Research, Danish; Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, 2003–2011; Consultant to the World Bank and the European Commission.
PhD Economics, Aarhus University, 1990
“To stay or not to stay? Out-migration of immigrants from Denmark.” International Migration 45 (2007): 87–113 (with P. J. Pedersen).
“Unemployment duration and unemployment insurance institutions: A comparative analysis based on Scandinavian micro data.” Oxford Economic Papers 60 (2008): 254–274 (with K. Røed and A. Thoursie).
“Child labor in Zambia.” In: Hindman, H. D. (ed.). The World of Child Labor: An Historical and Regional Survey. New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2009.
“A reappraisal of the virtues of private sector employment programmes.” Scandinavian Journal of Economics 112 (2010): 546–569 (with B. K. Graversen).
“The effect of immigrant concentration in schools on native and immigrant children's reading and math skills.” Economics of Education Review 30 (2011): 1503–1515 (with A. Würtz Rasmussen).
Having immigrant children in the classroom may sometimes, but not always, harm educational outcomes of native childrenPeter Jensen, October 2015Many countries are experiencing increasing inflows of immigrant students. This raises concerns that having a large share of students for whom the host country language is not their first language may have detrimental effects on the educational outcomes of native children. However, the evidence is mixed, with some studies finding negative effects, and others finding no effects. Whether higher concentrations of immigrant students have an effect on native students differs across countries according to factors such as organization of the school system and immigrants’ socio-economic background.MoreLess