Category Archives: Research

Born or bred? The roles of nature and nurture for intergenerational persistence in labour market outcomes.

A new paper published Online First in the Journal of Population Economics finds heritability for Norway to account for about 50–100% of intergenerational transmissions. Ulvestad, M.E.S., Markussen, S. Born or bred? The roles of nature and nurture for intergenerational persistence … Continue reading

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Labor-Management Relations in Autocratic Regimes

A new GLO Discussion Paper studies labor-management relations in autocratic regimes for transitional peripheral economies in Central Asia (Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan) and hierarchical market economies in Latin America (Colombia and Honduras). GLO Discussion Paper No. 1014, 2022 Labor-Management Relations in … Continue reading

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Dead-end jobs or steppingstones? Precarious work in Albania.

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds that the research is more supportive of the dead-end hypothesis than the idea that a lower quality job can be a steppingstone into a better job. GLO Discussion Paper No. 1011, 2022 Dead-end jobs … Continue reading

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Does relative age affect speed and quality of transition from school to work?

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds that an increase in relative age increases the likelihood of being employed, having a permanent contract , and having full-time employment. GLO Discussion Paper No. 1010, 2022 Does relative age affect speed and quality … Continue reading

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Effects of teaching practices on life satisfaction

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds that teaching practices (group discussion) can improve student life satisfaction. GLO Discussion Paper No. 1009, 2022 Effects of teaching practices on life satisfaction and test scores: evidence from the Program for International Student Assessment … Continue reading

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Covid-19 and Working from Home: toward a “new normal”?

A new GLO Discussion Paper discusses the potential of working from home as the “new normal”. GLO Discussion Paper No. 1013, 2022 Covid-19 and Working from Home: toward a “new normal”? – Download PDFby Kosteas, Vasilios D. & Renna, Francesco … Continue reading

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COVID-19, Gender and Labour

A new GLO Discussion Paper reviews the literature to find that Covid-19 may endanger progress in gender equality but has also contributed to increased awareness around the globe of the importance of caring labor and care workers. GLO Discussion Paper … Continue reading

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COVID-19 and School Closures

A new GLO Discussion Paper reviews the literature to find that initial school closures contributed to a reduction of virus transmission, but schools could reopen safely when substantial within-school preventive measures were implemented; students learned less and learning inequalities widened … Continue reading

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Do Economic Incentives Promote Physical Activity? Evidence from the London Congestion Charge.

A new GLO Discussion Paper reveals a statistically significant but small impact on active commuting (i.e. cycling and walking) around the border of the charging zone. The effect is larger for lower-income households and car owners. The findings are robust … Continue reading

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Birth Order Effects, Parenting Style, and Son Preference

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds a weakened role of son preference within families in contemporary China. GLO Discussion Paper No. 1007, 2021 Birth Order Effects, Parenting Style, and Son Preference – Download PDFby Kim, Jun Hyung & Wang, Shaoda … Continue reading

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