Dr Olive Sweetman

Economics, Finance and Accounting

Lecturer

Rhetoric House
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(01) 708 3556

Biography

Olive Sweetman is a lecturer in Economics at Maynooth University. She obtained her Ph.D from the University of Iowa in 1994. Her main interests are in the areas of labour economics and the economics of education. She has published articles examining the gender and racial wage gap, single-sex education, inequality and intergenerational mobility. Her research has been published in leading international economics journals including the Journal of Economic Inequality, Journal of Human Resources, Labour Economics, the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, the Economics of Education Review and the IZA Journal of Labor Economics. She was a member of the board of Combat Poverty from 2003-2006 and served as editor of the Economic and Social Review from 2010-2013.

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2000 'Equality of Opportunity and Kernel Density Estimation: An application to Intergenerational Mobility'
D.O'Neill, O.Sweetman and D. Van de gaer (2000) 'Equality of Opportunity and Kernel Density Estimation: An application to Intergenerational Mobility' In: Advances in Econometrics, Vol. 14. JAI Press. [Details]
2000 'Earnings Inequality and the Distribution of Gender Wage Differences,  1987-1994'
O’Neill, D and Sweetman, O. (2000) 'Earnings Inequality and the Distribution of Gender Wage Differences,  1987-1994' In: How Unequal? Men and Women in the Irish Labour Market. ESRI General  Research Series. Dublin: Oaktree Press. [Details]
1999 'Female Labour Force Participation and Household Income Inequality in Ireland'
D.O'Neill and O.Sweetman (1999) 'Female Labour Force Participation and Household Income Inequality in Ireland' In: The Distribution of Income in Ireland. Dublin: Oak Tree Press/Combat Poverty Agency. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'Does Reducing Unemployment Benefits During a Recession Reduce Youth Unemployment? Evidence from a 50% Cut in Unemployment Assistance'
Olive Sweetman, Aedín Doris and Donal O'Neill (2018) 'Does Reducing Unemployment Benefits During a Recession Reduce Youth Unemployment? Evidence from a 50% Cut in Unemployment Assistance'. Journal of Human Resources, [Details]
2018 ''How Important are Firms in Explaining Wage Changes during a Recession?''
Olive Sweetman, Aedín Doris and Donal O'Neill (2018) ''How Important are Firms in Explaining Wage Changes during a Recession?''. Economica, [Details]
2015 'Bounding Obesity Rates in the Presence of Self-Reporting Errors'
Dr Olive Sweetman & Prof. Donal O'Neill (2015) 'Bounding Obesity Rates in the Presence of Self-Reporting Errors'. Empirical Economics, forthcoming [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'Wage Flexibility and the Great Recession: The response of the Irish Labour Market'
Dr Olive Sweetman (with Dr. Aedin Doris & Prof. Donal O'Neill) (2015) 'Wage Flexibility and the Great Recession: The response of the Irish Labour Market'. IZA JOURNAL OF EUROPEAN LABOR STUDIES, 4:18 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'The Consequences of Measurement Error when Estimating the Impact of Obesity on Income'
Dr Olive Sweetman and D. O'Neill (2013) 'The Consequences of Measurement Error when Estimating the Impact of Obesity on Income'. THE IZA JOURNAL OF LABOR ECONOMICS, 2:3 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'GMM Estimation of the Covariance Structure of Longitudinal Data on Earnings'
Sweetman Olive, A. Doris and D. O'Neill (2013) 'GMM Estimation of the Covariance Structure of Longitudinal Data on Earnings'. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC INEQUALITY, 11 :343-372 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Gender, Single-Sex Schooling and Maths Achievement'
Sweetman Olive, A. Doris and D. O'Neill (2013) 'Gender, Single-Sex Schooling and Maths Achievement'. ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION REVIEW, 35 :104-119 [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Identification of the Covariance Structure of Earnings using the GMM Estimator'
Sweetman Olive, A. Doris and D. O'Neill (2011) 'Identification of the Covariance Structure of Earnings using the GMM Estimator'. THE STATA JOURNAL, 11 :439-459 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'The Effect of Measurment Error and Omitted Variables when using Transition Matrices to Measure Intergenerational Mobility'
O'Neill, D, O.Sweetman and D. Van de gaer (2007) 'The Effect of Measurment Error and Omitted Variables when using Transition Matrices to Measure Intergenerational Mobility'. Journal of Economic Inequality, 5 :159-178 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'The impact of Cognitive Skills on the Distribution of the Black-White Wage Gap'
D.O'Neill, O.Sweetman and D. Van de gaer (2006) 'The impact of Cognitive Skills on the Distribution of the Black-White Wage Gap'. Labour Economics, 13 :343-356 [IR Link] [Details]
2001 'Inequality in Ireland 1987-1994: A Comparison using Measures of Income and Consumption'
D. O'Neill and O.Sweetman (2001) 'Inequality in Ireland 1987-1994: A Comparison using Measures of Income and Consumption'. Journal of Income Distribution, 10 :23-39 [Details]
1998 'Intergenerational Mobility in Britain: Evidence from Unemployment Patterns'
D.O'Neill and O.Sweetman (1998) 'Intergenerational Mobility in Britain: Evidence from Unemployment Patterns'. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 60 :431-449 [IR Link] [Details]
1996 'Gender Differences in the Changing Labour Market : The Role of Legislation and Inequality in Changing the Wage Gap for Qualified Workers'
D.O'Neill, P.Dolton and O.Sweetman (1996) 'Gender Differences in the Changing Labour Market : The Role of Legislation and Inequality in Changing the Wage Gap for Qualified Workers'. Journal of Human Resources, 31 :549-566 [IR Link] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2009 Questionnaire and Experiments in Equality of Opportunity Workshop.
(2009) Questionnaire and Experiments in Equality of Opportunity Workshop. [Oral Presentation], International Reserach on Intergenerational Mobility: A Review, Marseille [Details]
2009 Conference on Income and Earnings Dynamics.
(2009) Conference on Income and Earnings Dynamics. [Oral Presentation], Estimating Models of Earnings Dynamics with the European Community Household Panel, NUI Maynooth [Details]
2001 European Society for Population Economics Conference.
(2001) European Society for Population Economics Conference. Athens, Greece , 06-JAN-01 - 06-JAN-01 [Details]
2001 American Econometrics Society Meetings.
(2001) American Econometrics Society Meetings. University of Maryland , 06-JAN-01 - 06-JAN-01 [Details]
2001 European Society for Population Economics (ESPE).
(2001) European Society for Population Economics (ESPE). Athens , 06-JAN-01 - 06-JAN-01 [Details]
2001 American Econometric Society Summer Meeting.
(2001) American Econometric Society Summer Meeting. University of Maryland , 06-JAN-01 - 06-JAN-01 [Details]
2001 ESF sponsored Conference on Mobility, Demographics and the Labout Market.
(2001) ESF sponsored Conference on Mobility, Demographics and the Labout Market. University of Bristol , 12-JAN-01 - 12-JAN-01 [Details]

Working Paper

  Year Publication
2013 Estimating Obesity Rates in the Presence of Measurement Error.
Olive Sweetman and Donal O'Neill (2013) Estimating Obesity Rates in the Presence of Measurement Error. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2012 Gender, Single-Sex Schooling and Maths Achievement.
Olive Sweetman, Aedin Doris and Donal O'Neill (2012) Gender, Single-Sex Schooling and Maths Achievement. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2012 The Consequences of Measurement Error when Estimating the Impact of BMI on Labour Market Outcomes.
Olive Sweetman and Donal O'Neill (2012) The Consequences of Measurement Error when Estimating the Impact of BMI on Labour Market Outcomes. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2008 Does Growth Affect the Nature of Inequality? Ireland 1991-2001.
O'Neill, D., Doris, A. and Sweetman, O. (2008) Does Growth Affect the Nature of Inequality? Ireland 1991-2001. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2002 College attendance, tuition and family income.
Sweetman, O. (2002) College attendance, tuition and family income. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2002 Consequences of Specification Error for Distributional Analysis with an Application to Intergenerational Mobility.
O'Neill, D., Sweetman, O. and Van de gear, D. (2002) Consequences of Specification Error for Distributional Analysis with an Application to Intergenerational Mobility. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]

Conference Hosted

  Year Publication
2009 Income and Earnings Dynamics.
Donal O'Neill, Olive Sweetman, Aedin Doris (2009) Income and Earnings Dynamics. Conference Hosted [Details]