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Terrorism and Voting Behavior: Evidence from the United States.

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds that terrorism had less of an influence on voters than is usually thought. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions as an international network and virtual platform … Continue reading

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Ethnic Divisions and the Onset of Civil Wars in Syria

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds ethnicity not to be the crucial factor behind both the civil and ethnic conflict in Syria in 2011. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions as an … Continue reading

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Journal of Population Economics Webinar on January 28, 2021: Presentation of the newly published Issue 2, 2021.

The Journal of Population Economics is happy to announce a webinar for January 28, 16:00-18:00 CET (Maastricht/Dutch time) to present highlights from the newly published issue 34(2)/2021. The event is supported by GLO and hosted by UNU-MERIT via Zoom. Alessio … Continue reading

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Conscription and Military Service: Do They Result in Future Violent and Non-Violent Incarcerations and Recidivism?

A new GLO Discussion Paper examines the effect of USA military service in Vietnam on incarceration outcomes, with effects among white volunteers and veterans in certain birth cohorts. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization … Continue reading

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Bonn Snowperson. January 17, 2021.

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Mobility under the COVID-19 Pandemic: Asymmetric Effects across Gender and Age.

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds that lockdowns had a larger impact on the mobility of women and younger cohorts. 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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Assessing Targeted Containment Policies to Fight COVID-19

A new GLO Discussion Paper provides an assessment of the targeted approach to COVID-19 containment. Under a targeted policy, the optimal containment reaches a larger portion of the population than under a blanket policy. Compared to a blanket policy, a … Continue reading

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The COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 US presidential election: The disease has contributed to the US election outcome.

A new article published in the Journal of Population Economics suggests that Donald Trump would likely have won re-election if COVID-19 cases in the United States had been 5 percent lower. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan … Continue reading

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Socio-demographic factors associated with self-protecting behavior during the Covid-19 pandemic in the USA.

A new paper published online in the Journal of Population Economics discusses why it is so vital to understand what drives people to engage in or refrain from health-related behaviors during a pandemic and reveal the role of socioeconomic differences … Continue reading

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Australia: Implications of COVID-19 labour market shocks for inequality in financial wellbeing.

A new paper published online in the Journal of Population Economics indicates that the negative COVID-19 labour market effects are felt the most by people in the lowest percentiles of the financial wellbeing distribution suggesting significant increases in financial wellbeing … Continue reading

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