Category Archives: Research

Emigration and development. What are the links?

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds that policies supporting development in low-income countries are associated with less emigration to all destinations, including the rich economies. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions as … Continue reading

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Kicking You When You’re Already Down: The Multipronged Impact of Austerity on Crime

A new GLO Discussion Paper documents unambiguous evidence of a negative spillover of the welfare reforms of UK Welfare Reform Act 2012 at the heart of the government’s austerity program on social welfare, which reinforced the direct inequality-worsening effect of … Continue reading

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Immigrant Supply of Marketable Child Care and Native Fertility in Italy

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds that the recent increase in the supply of child-care services by immigrants has positively affected native fertility in Italy. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions as … Continue reading

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Malthus in preindustrial Northern Italy?

A new paper published online in the Journal of Population Economics finds that Northern Italy around 1650–1799 was a more “Malthusian” society than England at that time. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that … Continue reading

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Self-employment and Subjective Well-Being

A new GLO Discussion Paper discusses evidence and explanations why self-employment is positively associated with job satisfaction. 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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The Easterlin Paradox

A new GLO Discussion Paper debates the famous Easterlin Paradox that states that at a point in time happiness varies directly with income, both among and within nations, but over time the long-term growth rates of happiness and income are … Continue reading

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The Safest Time to Fly: Pandemic Response in the Era of Fox News.

A new GLO Discussion Paper documents a harming effect of the Fox News Channel in the United States on physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions as … Continue reading

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Did a Successful Fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic Come at a Cost? Impacts of the Outbreak on Employment Outcomes in Vietnam.

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds that the successful lockdown in Vietnam kept mortality amazingly low, but had negative effects on unemployment, the temporary layoff rate, and the quality of employment. It also reduced workers’ numbers of working hours and … Continue reading

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Children and labor market outcomes: separating the effects of the first three children.

A new paper published online in the Journal of Population Economics finds for Norway that miscarriage as a biological shock to fertility has similar negative effects for all three children on female earnings in the short-run, while a catch up … Continue reading

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Health spillover effects of a conditional cash transfer program in Colombia.

A new paper published online in the Journal of Population Economics examined a conditional cash transfer program in Colombia to show that it leads to an improvement in the health of non-targeted individuals in treatment households in terms of both … Continue reading

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