Category Archives: Research

Hyperbolic discounting in an intergenerational model with altruistic parents.

Hyperbolic utility discounting has emerged as a leading alternative to exponential discounting because it can explain time-inconsistent behaviors. A new paper published in the Journal of Population Economics uses hyperbolic discounting in an intergenerational model with altruistic parents to find … Continue reading

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Birth outcomes in hard times among minority ethnic groups

A new paper published in the Journal of Population Economics investigates the impact of the 2008 recession on the health of immigrants’ newborns in Italy. It finds that the negative effects are driven by the main economic activity of the … Continue reading

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Government-Led Urbanization and Natural Gas Demand in China

A new GLO Discussion Paper shows that government-led urbanization in China has a positive impact on natural gas demand conditional on total energy use. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions as an … Continue reading

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Increased employment discrimination after the 2016 United States presidential election.

A new paper published in the Journal of Population Economics finds that employment discrimination in the US increased after the 2016 Presidential elections, but predominantly occurred in occupations involving interaction with customers. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, … Continue reading

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Language training of unemployed immigrants increases employment probabilities

A new paper published in the Journal of Population Economics finds for German data that the employment probability of unemployed immigrants increases strongly with language training. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions … Continue reading

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Electoral Earthquakes and Populist Hotbeds

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds for Italy that “places that don’t recover” after events like an earthquake can become populist hotbeds. 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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Family background, human capital and fertility.

A new paper published in the Journal of Population Economics finds by comparing twins and close siblings in Swedish register data that the negative association between human capital and fertility mostly reflects family background factors. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) … Continue reading

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Overeducation and Wages in Trinidad and Tobago

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds that within the studied period 1991-2015 the earnings of overeducated workers eroded at the lower and upper segments of the wage distribution. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization … Continue reading

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Work Beyond the Age of 50

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds a rather limited role of mental health in comparison to physical health for older individuals’ work. 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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Job types in the European Union and Albania

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds that in less affluent transition economies, more workers use involuntary non-standard jobs as a means to escape unemployment, while in affluent economies, interventionist policies are associated with high levels of voluntary non-standard work and … Continue reading

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