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Stay-at-home orders, social distancing, and trust

A new paper published ONLINE FIRST freely accessible finds for the USA that mobility decreases significantly more in high-trust counties than in low-trust counties after stay-at-home orders are implemented. Stay-at-home orders, social distancing, and trust by Abel Brodeur, Idaliya Grigoryeva … Continue reading

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The Significance of Herzberg and Taylor for the Gig Economy of China: Evaluating Gigger Incentives for Meituan and Ele.me

A new GLO Discussion Paper studies online food ordering which tops online orders and creates millions of food delivery rider jobs/gigs in mainland China. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions as an … Continue reading

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Effects of Mandatory Military Service on Wages and Other Socioeconomic Outcomes in Germany

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds almost no statistically significant effects of a 6 to 9 month career interruption for young German men, with the exception of hourly wages. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental … Continue reading

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Assessing gender gaps in employment and earnings in Africa: the case of Eswatini

The findings in a new GLO Discussion Paper suggest that policies supporting female higher education and rural-urban mobility could reduce persistent inequalities in Eswatini’s labor market outcomes The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that … Continue reading

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E-Books: E-printing still behind

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Azita Berar on ‘Appraising the youth uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa. Ten years on, too early to say ?!’ GLO Policy Brief No. 5.

Azita Berar is Director Policy of the Global Labor Organization (GLO), and Senior Fellow, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. GLO Policy Brief No. 5 – Theme 4. Youth Employment Appraising the youth uprisings in the Middle East … Continue reading

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Gender-Specific Effects of Import Competition on Individual Fertility Decisions

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds that import competition affects fertility through reduced earnings, though differently for male and female workers. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions as an international network and … Continue reading

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Industrialization under Medieval Conditions? Global Development after COVID-19.

A new GLO Discussion Paper makes the case that the COVID-19 pandemic may cause a permanent reduction in innovation and entrepreneurship and may even bring the 4th industrial revolution to a premature end. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an … Continue reading

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A strictly economic explanation of gender roles: The lasting legacy of the plough

A new GLO Discussion Paper shows that the descendants of ancient farmers may have an interest in marrying among themselves, and thus maintaining the gendered division of labor, originally justified on comparative-advantage grounds by the advent of the plough. The … Continue reading

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An Economic Model of Health-vs-Wealth Prioritization during Covid-19: Optimal Lockdown, Network Centrality, and Segregation

A new GLO Discussion Paper shows that the optimal policy response to Covid-19 depends both on the configuration of the contact network and the tolerated infection incidence. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that … Continue reading

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