Category Archives: Research

Labour-saving robots: origins and impacts.

A new GLO Discussion Paper shows that labour-saving innovations challenge manual activities (e.g. in the logistics sector), activities entailing social intelligence (e.g. in the healthcare sector) and cognitive skills (e.g. learning and predicting). The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an … Continue reading

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Ethnic Attrition, Assimilation, and the Measured Health Outcomes of Mexican Americans

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds for the USA that ethnic attrition biases conventional estimates of health disparities between Mexican Americans and non-Hispanic whites as well as those between Mexican Americans and recent Mexican immigrants. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) … Continue reading

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How oil prize booms may cause well-being losses. Results from Kazakhstan.

A new GLO Discussion Paper documents that an oil price boom may trigger dissatisfaction with one’s income, and that this dissatisfaction is independent of the effect of the boom on real economic conditions. Using data from Kazakhstan, it seems that … Continue reading

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How to use econometric and machine learning models for predicting poverty?

A new GLO Discussion Paper compares the performance of econometric and machine learning models in predicting poverty. 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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Do gender-based board quotas lead to a higher share of women in top management positions?

Affirmative Action and Intersectionality in South Africa: A new GLO Discussion Paper finds supporting evidence that affirmative action has induced sizable increases of women in top management positions in South Africa. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan … Continue reading

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Innovation Strategies and Labor Productivity in Pakistan: The role of product, process, and organizational innovations.

A new GLO Discussion Paper studies the effects of product, process, and organizational innovations on firm labor productivity in Pakistan. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions as an international network and virtual … Continue reading

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Mismatched workers face higher long-term unemployment: Educational mismatches, technological change and unemployment.

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds for Italian data that mismatched workers are at risk of long-term unemployment. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions as an international network and virtual platform to … Continue reading

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The child tax credit reform in Austria reduces the income tax burden for households with children.

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds that the child tax credit reform in Austria reduces inequality, lowers the poverty rate in general, but by definition only for households with children. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and … Continue reading

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Enterprising women in Southern Africa: GLO Discussion Paper of the Month & all GLO papers of January 2020.

The GLO Discussion Paper of the Month of January shows that promoting access to credit and improving the property rights framework are vital for removing barriers to productive female entrepreneurship at a larger scale in countries such as  Eswatini, Lesotho, … Continue reading

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Retirement Effects on Internal Chinese Migration

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds that retirement increases the probability of migration strongly. 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 global research, debate … Continue reading

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