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Non-Standard Employment and Wage Differences across Gender

A new GLO Discussion Paper shows for Turkey that non-standard employment reduces wages for women at every quantile, but no such results are obtained for men. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions … Continue reading

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Daylight reduces crime. New scientific evidence.

A new GLO Discussion Paper contributes to the rising literature on the impact of natural light on economic behavior. Using Daylight Saving Time as a natural experiment it finds that the increase of light has reduced crime in Montevideo strongly. … Continue reading

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Labor Market Effects of a Work-first Policy for Refugees

A new GLO Discussion Paper studies the labor market effects of a work-first policy that aimed at speeding up the labor market integration of refugees. New requirements for refugees to actively search for jobs and to participate in on-the-job training … Continue reading

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A strictly economic explanation of gender roles: The lasting legacy of the plough

A new GLO Discussion Paper shows that the descendants of ancient farmers may have an interest in marrying among themselves, and thus maintaining the gendered division of labor, originally justified on comparative-advantage grounds by the advent of the plough. The … Continue reading

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International Trade and Labor Market Integration of Immigrants

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds for Sweden a positive, yet heterogeneous, effect of trade on immigrant employment but no effect on immigrant wages. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions as an … Continue reading

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Measuring Gender Attitudes Using List Experiments

A new GLO Discussion Paper studies adolescent girls’ attitudes towards intimate partner violence and child marriage using data from rural Bangladesh. It further investigates how numerous variables relate to preferences for egalitarian gender norms in rural Bangladesh. The Global Labor … Continue reading

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Trade and Economic Growth: Theories and Evidence from the Southern African Development Community

A new GLO Discussion Paper examines the hypothesis that trade can be an engine of growth using data for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries. It finds that export expansion stimulated growth, more openness to trade reduced it, and … Continue reading

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The Extractive Industry’s Impact on Economic Growth in SADC Countries

A new GLO Discussion Paper studies the direct and indirect impacts the extractive industries have on economic growth in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions … Continue reading

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2020 China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fair (23-26 September) of Guangzhou/China started on September 23 with the Global Opportunity Summit.

GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann delivered the introductory keynote speech and contributed to the panel “High Level Dialogue” of the Global Opportunity Summit of the 2020 China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fair. The online audience of the event peaked at 328,417 … Continue reading

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An Economic Model of Health-vs-Wealth Prioritization during Covid-19: Optimal Lockdown, Network Centrality, and Segregation

A new GLO Discussion Paper shows that the optimal policy response to Covid-19 depends both on the configuration of the contact network and the tolerated infection incidence. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that … Continue reading

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