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Work time flexibility and intertemporal substitution in individual households.

In recent years, work time in many industries has become increasingly flexible. A new GLO Discussion Paper studies the resulting consequences for intertemporal substitution in individual households. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that … Continue reading

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Life Satisfaction and Adaptation to Vulnerability in Russia

A new GLO Discussion Paper provides the first study on vulnerability adaptation to subjective well-being using panel data for Russia for the past two decades. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions as … Continue reading

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Unobserved Worker Quality Explains Inter-Industry Wage Differentials

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds that unobserved worker quality accounts for approximately two thirds of the inter-industry wage differentials. 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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Climate shocks raise fertility in Madagascar

In communities highly dependent on rainfed agriculture for their livelihoods, the common occurrence of climatic shocks can lower the marginal cost of a child and raise fertility. A new GLO Discussion Paper studies this issue using data for Madagascar. The … Continue reading

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Study finds a low degree of social mobility in Latin America

A new GLO Discussion Paper provides evidence that in Latin American countries intergenerational occupational transmissions mainly relate to low skilled jobs, confirming a low degree of social mobility. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization … Continue reading

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Why firm-provided training matters: Quasi-experimental evidence

A new GLO Discussion Paper provides causal evidence that firm-provided training in Portugal leads to increased sales, value added, employment, productivity, and exports. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions as an international … Continue reading

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Impacts of Social and Economic Factors on the Transmission of the #Coronavirus Disease 2019 (#COVID-19) in China

A new GLO Discussion Paper suggests that the public health measures adopted in China have effectively contained the virus outbreak there around February 15. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions as an … Continue reading

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Interview with GLO Fellow Xi Chen on the #coronavirus crisis

The world is shaken by the #coronavirus crisis. Top health economist Xi Chen, who has done new and original research on the virus, explains his conclusions on the management of the crisis based on the Chinese experiences and the challenges … Continue reading

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Do containment measures slow down the Corona crisis?

A new GLO Discussion Paper suggests that containment measures may pay off in slowing down proliferation of the Corona virus. 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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Business visits foster technology transfer and productivity growth. Will be affected by the #caronavirus crisis.

A new GLO Discussion Paper confirms the key role of business visits as a productivity enhancing channel of technology transfer. This globalization channel is endangered (at least temporarily) by the caronavirus crisis. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, … Continue reading

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