Brown Bag Seminar: Rinni Norlinder

  • Datum: –13.00
  • Plats: F433
  • Kontaktperson: Ricard Grebol
  • Seminarium

Brown Bag-seminarier anordnas av doktorandföreningen vid nationalekonomiska institutionen. Här kan doktorander presentera sina idéer i ett tidigt skede av forskningsprocessen.


Title: "Changing legal gender with or without mandated sterilisation - Impacts on transgender health and earnings"

Researcher: Rinni Norlinder

In 2013, Sweden abolished the requirement to be sterilised before changing legal gender. This paper analyses the impact of the abolishment on the number of people who change legal gender and their labour market and mental health outcomes. We use population-wide administrative data from 2006 to 2020, including information on legal gender changes, medical records and socio-economic characteristics. We find that three to four times as many people changed legal gender immediately after the requirement was abolished, driven by younger people with worse labour market attachment. Approximately 32.6% of trans women and 55.2% of trans men chose not to have surgery when it was not mandated, with negligible impacts on earnings, sick leave or mental health.