Category Archives: Research

Measuring Gender Attitudes Using List Experiments

A new GLO Discussion Paper studies adolescent girls’ attitudes towards intimate partner violence and child marriage using data from rural Bangladesh. It further investigates how numerous variables relate to preferences for egalitarian gender norms in rural Bangladesh. The Global Labor … Continue reading

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Trade and Economic Growth: Theories and Evidence from the Southern African Development Community

A new GLO Discussion Paper examines the hypothesis that trade can be an engine of growth using data for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries. It finds that export expansion stimulated growth, more openness to trade reduced it, and … Continue reading

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The Extractive Industry’s Impact on Economic Growth in SADC Countries

A new GLO Discussion Paper studies the direct and indirect impacts the extractive industries have on economic growth in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions … Continue reading

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COVID-19 labour market shocks and their inequality implications for financial wellbeing

A new GLO Discussion Paper 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 disadvantage and inequality. The Global Labor … Continue reading

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The effect of paid vacation on health: evidence from Sweden.

A new paper published ONLINE FIRST in the Journal of Population Economics challenges the anecdotal view of additional paid vacation days as an adequate means to improve workers’ health. Read more in: The effect of paid vacation on health: evidence … Continue reading

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Second Webinar in the GLO Virtual Young Scholar (GLO-VirtYS) Program, Cohort 2019-20: Report and Video.

Second webinar in the GLO Virtual Young Scholar (GLO-VirtYS) Program, Cohort 2019-20 All the presentation in this series are based on the projects that GLO-VirtYS program scholars completed as part of their program participation. September 17th Program Sydney (10pm), Beijing … Continue reading

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Is happiness U-shaped everywhere? Age and subjective well-being in 145 countries.

A new paper published ONLINE FIRST in the Journal of Population Economics provides global evidence that the U-shaped happiness-age curve is everywhere. Read more in: Is happiness U-shaped everywhere? Age and subjective well-being in 145 countries David G. Blanchflower Published … Continue reading

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Long Live the Vacancy

A new GLO Discussion Paper studies the role of long-term vacancies in a Diamond-Mortensen-Pissarides style search and matching model calibrated to the US economy and identifies a vacancy depletion channel. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and … Continue reading

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Pay Gaps and Mobility for Lower and Upper Tier Informal Sector Employees: an investigation of the Turkish labor market

A new GLO Discussion Paper studies the wage gap between formal and informal sector workers in Turkey confirming that an informal wage penalty is persistent even after unobserved heterogeneity is taken into account. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an … Continue reading

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Unemployment, Immigration, and Populism: Evidence from Two Quasi-Natural Experiments in the United States

A new GLO Discussion Paper studies the effects of unemployment and unauthorized immigration on attitudes related to populism and populist voting in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that … Continue reading

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