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Understanding the setup and speed of global COVID-19 vaccination campaigns

Because vaccinations are crucial to containing the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to identify the key factors behind successful immunisation campaigns. This column shows that pandemic pressures, economic strength, educational advancement, and political regimes can affect vaccination uptake, given vaccine … Continue reading

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Born or bred? The roles of nature and nurture for intergenerational persistence in labour market outcomes.

A new paper published Online First in the Journal of Population Economics finds heritability for Norway to account for about 50–100% of intergenerational transmissions. Ulvestad, M.E.S., Markussen, S. Born or bred? The roles of nature and nurture for intergenerational persistence … Continue reading

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Labor-Management Relations in Autocratic Regimes

A new GLO Discussion Paper studies labor-management relations in autocratic regimes for transitional peripheral economies in Central Asia (Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan) and hierarchical market economies in Latin America (Colombia and Honduras). GLO Discussion Paper No. 1014, 2022 Labor-Management Relations in … Continue reading

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Call for contributions: 39th EBES Conference, Rome/Italy, 6-8 April 2022. Submission deadline for abstracts is February 14!

Interested researchers are cordially invited to submit their abstracts or papers for presentation consideration. The 39th EBES Conference in Rome will take place on April 6-8, 2022 in Hybrid Mode (online and in-person). The event is supported by the Istanbul … Continue reading

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Dead-end jobs or steppingstones? Precarious work in Albania.

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds that the research is more supportive of the dead-end hypothesis than the idea that a lower quality job can be a steppingstone into a better job. GLO Discussion Paper No. 1011, 2022 Dead-end jobs … Continue reading

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Does relative age affect speed and quality of transition from school to work?

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds that an increase in relative age increases the likelihood of being employed, having a permanent contract , and having full-time employment. GLO Discussion Paper No. 1010, 2022 Does relative age affect speed and quality … Continue reading

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Effects of teaching practices on life satisfaction

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds that teaching practices (group discussion) can improve student life satisfaction. GLO Discussion Paper No. 1009, 2022 Effects of teaching practices on life satisfaction and test scores: evidence from the Program for International Student Assessment … Continue reading

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Covid-19 and Working from Home: toward a “new normal”?

A new GLO Discussion Paper discusses the potential of working from home as the “new normal”. GLO Discussion Paper No. 1013, 2022 Covid-19 and Working from Home: toward a “new normal”? – Download PDFby Kosteas, Vasilios D. & Renna, Francesco … Continue reading

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COVID-19, Gender and Labour

A new GLO Discussion Paper reviews the literature to find that Covid-19 may endanger progress in gender equality but has also contributed to increased awareness around the globe of the importance of caring labor and care workers. GLO Discussion Paper … Continue reading

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Call for submissions: GLO-sponsored conference, Well-being 2022, 1 – 4 June, Luxembourg. Deadline: 31 January.

On behalf of the GLO Happiness Cluster, we are pleased to announce the call for submissions for the conference Wellbeing 2022: Knowledge for informed decisions, organized by STATEC Research. The conference organizing team includes GLO Fellows Francesco Sarracino and Kelsey … Continue reading

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