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The Impact of ICT on Working from Home: Evidence from EU Countries

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds that the fall in prices of information and communication technologies is associated with a significant increase in the share of employees who work from home. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan … Continue reading

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GLO Fellow Ilhom Abdulloev on Tajikistan, one of the world’s most remittance-dependent countries.

Ilhom Abdulloev, Executive Director Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation – Tajikistan, GLO Fellow and GLO Country Lead for Tajikistan, reflects in an interview the challenging situation in the economy and on the labor market. He touches long-run trends, deals with … Continue reading

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Parental Gender Stereotypes and Student Wellbeing in China.

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds that parental gender stereotypes strongly decrease student wellbeing in China. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions as an international network and virtual platform to stimulate global … Continue reading

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Social Assimilation and Labor Market Outcomes of Migrants in China.

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds that identifying as local residents significantly increase migrants’ hourly wages and reduce hours worked, although their monthly earnings remained barely changed. Further findings suggest that migrants with strong local identity are more likely to … Continue reading

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Pension and Health Services Utilization: Evidence from Social Pension Expansion in China

A new GLO Discussion Paper evaluates the effects of pensions on older adults’ health service utilization, and estimates the size of pension required to influence such utilization. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that … Continue reading

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Gender-Specific Effects of Import Competition on Individual Fertility Decisions

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds that import competition affects fertility through reduced earnings, though differently for male and female workers. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions as an international network and … Continue reading

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GLO President speaks today at Lixin University of Accounting and Finance in Shanghai/China on “The Role of Identity in Economic Life”

Klaus F. Zimmermann, GLO President, UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University, has been appointed 2019 Honorary Professor of the Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance. As part of this relationship, he provides on November 26, 2020 a lecture in the Distinguished … Continue reading

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25 of November: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The United Nations System acts today “to shine a light on the need for funding, essential services, prevention and data that shapes better-informed responses.” See also the Council of Europe on the Istanbul Convention. Event in Bonn/Germany on November 25, … Continue reading

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The Economic and Social Impact of the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) on Migrant Remittances: An Overview of Tunisia and Morocco

A new GLO Discussion Paper analyzes the economic impact of Covid-19 by focusing on the implications for migrant remittances in Tunisia and Morocco. 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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Ed Lazear died yesterday. Huge loss for economists, science and society.

Ed Lazear, the visionary of personnel economics, died yesterday at age 72. Gary Becker & Ed Lazear: Great economists, visionary researchers and wonderful colleagues. Ends;

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