Category Archives: Research

Gender differences in the skill content of jobs

A new paper published online in the Journal of Population Economics finds that women use their cognitive skills less than men even within the same occupation; but there is no evidence of workplace discrimination against women. The Global Labor Organization … Continue reading

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Political economy of labour market institutions in a globalised era

A new GLO Discussion Paper extends the literature on the political economy of labour market institutions by developing a framework in which owners of capital can benefit from both greater labour market flexibility and better rule of law. The Global … Continue reading

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Weather, psychological wellbeing and mobility during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic

A new GLO Discussion Paper studies important public health costs of lockdown restrictions for mental health and physical activity in the UK. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions as an international network … Continue reading

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Life Satisfaction, Pro-Activity, and Employment

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds that pro-activity during unemployment increases subjective well-being and the likelihood of finding a new job. 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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Happiness, Work, and Identity

A new GLO Discussion Paper introduces identity utility to the study of (un)employment and (un)happiness and reviews the related literature in context. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions as an international network … Continue reading

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Temperature, climate change, and human conception rates.

A new paper published online in the Journal of Population Economics shows that exposure to hot temperatures reduces the conception rate in the first few weeks and projects that climate change may increase seasonal differences in conception rates and cause … Continue reading

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How effective is community quarantine in the Philippines?

A new GLO Discussion Paper studies whether the different types of lockdown measures imposed at different periods and areas in the Philippines were effective in mitigating the pernicious effects of COVID-19. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan … Continue reading

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How Does the Dramatic Rise of CPS Non-Response Impact Labor Market Indicators?

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds that the non-response rise in the important US CPS data set is caused largely by partially-responding households. The rising refusals artificially suppressed the measured labor force participation rate, among other effects. The Global Labor … Continue reading

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Job Training, Remote Working, and Self-Employment: Displaced Workers Beyond Employment Hysteresis.

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds that employees who are under a dual condition of stress, the coronavirus pandemic and the risk of job loss, respond with training efforts. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental … Continue reading

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Pandemics and Intergenerational Mobility of Education: Evidence from the 2003 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Epidemic in China

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds for China that the SARS epidemic in 2003 significantly increased the intergenerational transmission of education, and hence inequality. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions as an … Continue reading

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