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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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Impacts of COVID-19 on Food Security: Panel Data Evidence from Nigeria

A new GLO Discussion Paper quantifies the overall and differential impacts of COVID-19 on household food security, labor market participation and local food prices in Nigeria. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions … Continue reading

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Education and gender role attitudes in China

A new paper published ONLINE FIRST in the Journal of Population Economics finds that the extra schooling induced by the compulsory schooling reform from the 1986 Compulsory Education Law in China leads to more egalitarian gender role attitudes. Read more … Continue reading

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Excess churn in integrated labor markets.

A new paper published ONLINE FIRST in the Journal of Population Economics finds for Norway evidence of high excess churn rates in firms with many workers from the new EU member states. This leads to a reallocation of labor within … Continue reading

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Intra-household bargaining power, surname inheritance, and human capital accumulation.

A new paper published ONLINE FIRST in the Journal of Population Economics finds for China that children whose mothers are younger, more educated, and from regions with a lower sex ratio are more likely to be named after their mother. … Continue reading

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Cohort at risk: long-term consequences of conflict for child school achievement

A new paper published ONLINE FIRST & OPEN ACCESS in the Journal of Population Economics using data from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the West Bank during the Second Intifada shows that an increase in family experience of conflict has large … Continue reading

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Does female breadwinning make partnerships less healthy or less stable?

A new paper published ONLINE FIRST in the Journal of Population Economics examines whether female breadwinning makes partnerships less healthy or less stable using more recent US and Australian data. The study finds a much more modest association in both … Continue reading

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