Category Archives: Research

August 17, 2019. How culture stimulates joint housework of couples. New research from the GLO network.

A new GLO Discussion Paper helps to understand how culture works in the family life of couples. A stronger culture of gender equality is associated with more joint home production of the partners. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an … Continue reading

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August 16, 2019. Recession in sight? How labor market policies may affect wellbeing in an economic crisis. Experiences to learn from the Great Recession.

A new GLO Discussion Paper suggests that labor market policies affected wellbeing during the Great Recession in Europe. While generous unemployment support mitigated the negative effects for most of the population, stricter employment protection legislation exacerbated the negative effects. The … Continue reading

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EBES-30 Conference in Kuala Lumpur, 8-10 January, 2020. Call for Contributions with Deadline October 31, 2019.

August 12, 2019: Call for contributions for the 30th EBES Conference – Kuala Lumpur; January 8-10, 2020 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Hosted by the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya. GLO supported conference. EBES is the Eurasia Business … Continue reading

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Is mortality inequality related to income inequality? New research now available from the Journal of Population Economics

Despite a measured strong cross-sectional relationship between income and health, the study finds no necessary connection between changes in income inequality and changes in health inequality. Read more in: Janet Currie, Hannes Schwandt & Josselin Thuilliez: “Pauvreté, Egalité, Mortalité: mortality … Continue reading

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How international migration fosters political & social change. Now ONLINE & OPEN ACCESS in the Journal of Population Economics

Using data for Morocco, the paper provides further evidence that international migration fosters the transfer of political and social norms. Read more in: Michele Tuccio, Jackline Wahba and Bachir Hamdouch: “International migration as a driver of political and social change: … Continue reading

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Now Out in the Journal of Population Economics: How dreams matter for migration

The article provides evidence that countries with stronger beliefs that hard work leads to a higher social status (the ‘American Dream’) attract a higher proportion of high-skilled immigrants. Read more in: Claudia Lumpe: “Public beliefs in social mobility and high-skilled … Continue reading

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The Nativity Wealth Gap: What is it & what drives it? Now ONLINE & OPEN ACCESS in the Journal of Population Economics.

The paper studies the migrant-native differences in wealth among older households in Europe which is significant and to the advantage of the natives. The importance of origin country, age at migration, and citizenship status in reducing the gap is shown. … Continue reading

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Marriage, dowry, and women’s status in rural Punjab: Now ONLINE & OPEN ACCESS in the Journal of Population Economics

Dowry is a common custom in South Asia with rising use and increasing amounts. The paper shows that a higher dowry amount, especially in terms of furniture, electronics, and kitchenware, is positively associated with women’s status in the marital household. … Continue reading

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Mental Health, Schooling and Genetic Predisposition: June GLO Discussion Paper of the Month and other June GLO Research Papers

Does schooling attenuates the genetic predisposition to poor mental health. The GLO Discussion Paper of the Month of June 2019  provides some empirical support, but the findings are not robust. GLO Discussion Papers are research and policy papers of the GLO Network which are … Continue reading

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Internal migration affects the emotional health of elderly parents left-behind in China. New research published in the Journal of Population Economics.

A new study examines how migration of an adult child affects the emotional health of elderly parents left-behind in China. It finds that migration reduces happiness and leads to more loneliness among the elderly. Read more in: Juliane Scheffel & … Continue reading

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