The Changing World of Work

by Johnny Runge
April, 2017

This report was commissioned by Unions21 to better understand the changing landscape of the future UK labour market. Its purpose is to a) identify industries with high projected employment growth and b) analyse worker characteristics in these industries, in order to inform subsequent market research for Unions21 regarding workers’ views towards trade unions and collective … Continued

Gender Differences in Unemployment Dynamics and Initial Wages over the Business Cycle

by Amparo Nagore Garcia
April, 2017

Using administrative data from Spanish Social Security for the period 2002-2013, we explore differences between unemployed men and women in their probabilities to find a job, their initial wages if they find a new job, and the likelihood to fall back into unemployment. We estimate bivariate proportional hazard models for unemployment duration and for the … Continued

Childcare, Maternal Employment and Residential Location

by Audrey Bousselin
April, 2017

The economic literature provides mixed evidence of the relationship between local childcare provision and maternal employment. We document this question further by focusing on the role of the provision of childcare services close to the family’s residential location. We use a simultaneous equations approach to estimate the employment and childcare decisions of mothers of children … Continued

A First Glimpse into the Gender Wealth Gap in Luxembourg: Report on the Wealth Situation of Women and Men

by Eva Sierminska, Fabienne Weber
April, 2017

The goal of this report is to provide an overview of the wealth situation of women and men in Luxembourg. Luxembourg is the country with the highest mean and median value of household net wealth among euro area countries, but to date no studies have analyzed the gender wealth gap in Luxembourg. The descriptive findings … Continued

Three measures to safeguard funding for research and education

by Niku Määttänen, Vesa Vihriälä
March, 2017

Funding for research and education needs to be increased relative to the existing plans. This is difficult, given the state of the public finances. We propose three measures to solve the problem. 1. Industrial subsidies that do not support innovation activity should be reduced and the savings should be channelled to Tekes, the Finnish Funding … Continued

Does high-involvement management improve productivity?

by Petri Böckerman, Mari Kangasniemi, Antti Kauhanen
March, 2017

There is a positive correlation between the use of high-involvement management practices and firm productivity. However, this correlation does not mean that adoption of such practices would improve productivity. The positive correlation is mostly due to more productive firms adopting high-involvement management practices.