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Visiting Brussels – a fresh start for Europe. GLO President Zimmermann in Brussels on December 3.

The new European Union Commission under the leadership of Ursula von der Leyen started to work on December 1, 2019 with the aim to re-vitalize Europe. On this occasion, GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann was visiting Brussels on December 3 … Continue reading

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Second GLO-Renmin University Labor Economics Conference in Beijing: December 7-8, 2019.

Labor market issues will play the major role at the Second GLO – Renmin University of China Conference in Beijing on 7-8 December 2019. Keynote speakers of the event are GLO Fellows Shi Li of Zhejiang University and Xi Chen … Continue reading

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Couples have better mental health after retirement, while single males suffer.

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds for The Netherlands that retirement of partnered men positively affects mental health of both themselves and their partners, while single men experience a drop in mental health. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an … Continue reading

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How time preferences of populations vary with political regimes: The case of Germany

An article in the January 2020 issue of the Journal of Population Economics reveals that former residents of the German Democratic Republic have a smaller present bias than former residents of the Federal Republic of Germany. Read more in: Time … Continue reading

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Is the rise in US inequality caused by shifts in marital preferences?

An article published in the January 2020 issue of the Journal of Population Economics finds that assortative mating in education has become stronger in the United States, which has contributed to the observed rise in inequality. Read more in: The … Continue reading

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Pauvreté, Egalité, Mortalité: Comparing French and US Mortality Inequality.

Despite a measured strong cross-sectional relationship between income and health, a new article in the January 2020 issue of the Journal of Population Economics finds no necessary connection between changes in income inequality and changes in health inequality. Read more … Continue reading

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Promoting Awareness: December 1, 2019 is World HIV/AIDS Day. Economic Research on the Consequences of the Disease.

The number of deaths from the HIV/AIDS pandemic continues to fall. This is particularly true in Africa with a striking example in South Africa, where new infections and deaths have both been reduced by 40 percent since 2010. However, the … Continue reading

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Can Migrant Social Networks Mitigate Mental Health Challenges in China?

A new article in the January 2020 issue of the Journal of Population Economics suggests that migrant social networks in host cities mitigate adverse mental health challenges of Chinese rural-urban migrant workers. Read more in: Social networks and mental health … Continue reading

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African American Northward Migration: How much is intergenerational altruism?

A new article in the January 2020 issue of the Journal of Population Economics suggests that intergenerational altruism explains between 24% and 42% of the African American Great Migration. Read more in: Intergenerational altruism in the migration decision calculus: evidence … Continue reading

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Can development reduce asylum migration, and is foreign aid a useful instrument?

A new article in the January 2020 issue of the Journal of Population Economics suggests that foreign aid may reduce asylum inflows from poor countries in the short run, but inflows from less poor economies show a positive but weak … Continue reading

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