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The most vulnerable workers affected by the Covid lockdown of the Tunisian economy.

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds that the most affected in Tunisia are craftsmen, machine operators and elementary occupations in non-agricultural activities. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions as an international network … Continue reading

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Older Workers are Willing to Learn.

A new GLO Discussion Paper using data on a generous partial retirement reform in Germany supports the notion of an intrinsic willingness of older individuals to acquire skills and abilities independent of financial incentives. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is … Continue reading

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How refugees in the 2015 crisis have affected culturally similar migrants economically in Germany

A new GLO Discussion Paper studies the effect of the 2015 refugee crisis on the integration of existing immigrants in Germany originating from Turkey and Middle- Eastern and North-African countries. They improved economically due to the increased demand for culturally … Continue reading

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Trapped in inactivity? The Austrian social assistance reform in 2019 and its impact on labor supply.

A new GLO Discussion Paper shows that the 2019 Austrian social assistance reform while cutting substantially social assistance benefits for migrants and families with children had only a small effect on total labor supply. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is … Continue reading

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Minimum Wage Effects in Brazil

A new GLO Discussion Paper using a Roy-Rosen model to simulate the effects of the minimum wage for the Brazilian economy. The policy might be desirable if employment losses are concentrated in jobs characterized by low surplus. The Global Labor … Continue reading

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Fintech Innovation Destabilizes Bank Fragility in Sub Saharan Africa

A new GLO Discussion Paper empirically examines the influence of fintech innovation on bank fragility for 690 banks across 34 Sub Saharan African countries confirming its destabilizing impact. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization … Continue reading

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What accounts for the rising share of women in the top 1%?

A new GLO Discussion Paper shows for UK data that the rise of women in the top 1% is primarily accounted for by their greater increases (relative to men) in the number of years spent in full-time education. The Global … Continue reading

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Markov switching models for happiness in New-Zealand during the pandemic

A new GLO Discussion Paper determines the factors that could increase happiness in New Zealand during the pandemic to ensure rapid restoration of levels before the Covid-19 shock. Results show that the country is in an unhappy state which is … Continue reading

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Decomposing poverty in hard times: Greece 2007-2016

A new GLO Discussion Paper reveals that in the Greek economic crisis the relative position of households with unemployed members deteriorated sharply, while their contribution to aggregate poverty skyrocketed. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental … Continue reading

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Call for Applications for the 2020-21 GLO Virtual Young Scholars Program (GLO VirtYS): Deadline August 20, 2020.

Completing a very successful first cohort 2019-20, Global Labor Organization (GLO) invites interested young scholars to apply for participation in the 2020-21 GLO Virtual Young Scholars Program (GLO VirtYS) Application deadline: August 20, 2020, 5 pm GMTPDF of this call … Continue reading

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