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Labour-saving robots: origins and impacts.

A new GLO Discussion Paper shows that labour-saving innovations challenge manual activities (e.g. in the logistics sector), activities entailing social intelligence (e.g. in the healthcare sector) and cognitive skills (e.g. learning and predicting). The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an … Continue reading

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How to deal with Youth Transition Challenges in critical times? Interdisciplinary conference supported by the GLO had debated this over two intensive days in Geneva.

Youth Transitions to the labor market and society: A Global Interdisciplinary Policy Research Conference discussed the challenges in Geneva/Switzerland on February 20-21, 2020 under the leadership of GLO Policy Director Azita Berar. A number of GLO Fellows were participating, including … Continue reading

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Ethnic Attrition, Assimilation, and the Measured Health Outcomes of Mexican Americans

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds for the USA that ethnic attrition biases conventional estimates of health disparities between Mexican Americans and non-Hispanic whites as well as those between Mexican Americans and recent Mexican immigrants. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) … Continue reading

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How oil prize booms may cause well-being losses. Results from Kazakhstan.

A new GLO Discussion Paper documents that an oil price boom may trigger dissatisfaction with one’s income, and that this dissatisfaction is independent of the effect of the boom on real economic conditions. Using data from Kazakhstan, it seems that … Continue reading

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Association of African Young Economist (AAYE) joines GLO as a supporting organization.

The Association of African Young Economist (AAYE) has joined GLO as a supporting organization. GLO Fellow Christian-Lambert Nguena is the President of AAYE. GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann expressed his excitement about this additional connection of his organization on the … Continue reading

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How to use econometric and machine learning models for predicting poverty?

A new GLO Discussion Paper compares the performance of econometric and machine learning models in predicting poverty. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions as an international network and virtual platform to stimulate … Continue reading

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Do gender-based board quotas lead to a higher share of women in top management positions?

Affirmative Action and Intersectionality in South Africa: A new GLO Discussion Paper finds supporting evidence that affirmative action has induced sizable increases of women in top management positions in South Africa. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan … Continue reading

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Innovation Strategies and Labor Productivity in Pakistan: The role of product, process, and organizational innovations.

A new GLO Discussion Paper studies the effects of product, process, and organizational innovations on firm labor productivity in Pakistan. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions as an international network and virtual … Continue reading

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Mismatched workers face higher long-term unemployment: Educational mismatches, technological change and unemployment.

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds for Italian data that mismatched workers are at risk of long-term unemployment. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions as an international network and virtual platform to … Continue reading

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GLO Southeast Asia Lead Niaz Asadullah speakes on Labor Economics in Dhaka, Bangladesh, as part of a GLO mission to promote research on the topic in the region.

Professor Niaz Asadullah gave a talk at the Department of Economics of East West University in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on “Labor Economics for Southeast Asia“. He is the Lead of the GLO Southeast Asia Cluster. The session was moderated by Assistant … Continue reading

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