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How Performance Pay Affects Alcohol Use

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds for Germany that the likelihood of consuming each of four types of alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, and mixed drinks) is higher for those receiving performance pay, and their total number of types of alcohol … Continue reading

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The Effect of Households’ Indebtedness on Their Consumption

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds for Belgium a negative effect of households’ indebtedness on their consumption. 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 … Continue reading

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Stop worrying and love the robot!

A new GLO Discussion Paper studies for Italy the impact of robotization on the shares of workers employed as robot operators and in occupations deemed exposed to robots to reveal for the first time reinstatement effects among robot operators and … Continue reading

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Lifetime Wellbeing & Family Unhappiness. Two articles in the April issue of the Journal of Population Economics.

Key findings of the two articles are: Blanchflower provides global evidence that the U-shaped happiness-age curve is everywhere. Blanchflower and Clark find that children may cause unhappiness because of challenging family finances. Watch the GLO Virtual Seminar presentation of Danny … Continue reading

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Daylight saving time: Health and crime impacts studied in new research papers.

Europe decided to abolish daylight saving time in 2021, since the save energy impact is debatable; but so far concrete actions remained elusive. Some evidence should not be overlooked. Based on natural experiments: Stratified demographic analyses for Indiana/USA indicate that … Continue reading

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Hyperbolic discounting in an intergenerational model with altruistic parents.

Hyperbolic utility discounting has emerged as a leading alternative to exponential discounting because it can explain time-inconsistent behaviors. A new paper published in the Journal of Population Economics uses hyperbolic discounting in an intergenerational model with altruistic parents to find … Continue reading

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Birth outcomes in hard times among minority ethnic groups

A new paper published in the Journal of Population Economics investigates the impact of the 2008 recession on the health of immigrants’ newborns in Italy. It finds that the negative effects are driven by the main economic activity of the … Continue reading

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Government-Led Urbanization and Natural Gas Demand in China

A new GLO Discussion Paper shows that government-led urbanization in China has a positive impact on natural gas demand conditional on total energy use. 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 & Cluster Lead Thailand Ruttiya Bhula-or on Covid-19, her research and the Thai economy

Assistant Professor Dr Ruttiya Bhula-or is a Vice Dean at the College of Population Studies, Chulalongkorn University, a director/ key coordinator of Collaborating Centre for Labour Research at Chulalongkorn University, a GLO Fellow and GLO Country Lead for Thailand. In … Continue reading

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Increased employment discrimination after the 2016 United States presidential election.

A new paper published in the Journal of Population Economics finds that employment discrimination in the US increased after the 2016 Presidential elections, but predominantly occurred in occupations involving interaction with customers. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, … Continue reading

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