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Research Department Working Paper n°43
28 February 2019
Research Department Working Paper n°42
31 January 2019
Recognizing the possible beneficial effects for workers and enterprises, many MNEs have undertaken or are currently planning to undertake programs to offer social protection to their employees, going beyond legal obligations. This is a voluntary effort by enterprises that falls under the CSR framework. In this regard, this paper analyses improvement in coverage due to the implementation of such a program, L’Oréal’s Share & Care, and explores the possible effects of the change in a large number of benefits on performance-related indicators. It is also the first attempt to examine the impact of a social program by a company participating in the Global Business Network.
Research Department Working Paper n°41
16 January 2019
This paper analyses the effects of the activation and income-support interventions of the comprehensive social assistance intervention PANES, launched in Uruguay in May 2005 as an emergency plan to respond to a sharp deterioration of economic and social conditions in the country since 1999. It exploits the particular setup of the programme to assess the effects of the income support Ingreso Ciudadano (IC), which covered the entire pool of PANES participants, and the active component Trabajo por Uruguay (TxU), a public works programme implemented to increase the employability and social inclusion of beneficiaries.
Research Department Working Paper n°40
24 December 2018
The aim of this paper is to contribute to an understanding of the decisions of the near old and older Chinese to work, and how work characteristics vary across genders, localities, and within overall income and security situations as ageing advances.
Research Department Working Paper n°39
23 December 2018
This paper estimates the medium- to long-term effects of the workfare program Construyendo Perú, implemented in Peru from 2007 to 2011, to support unemployed populations in situations of poverty and extreme poverty.
Research Department Working Paper n°38
14 December 2018
This paper address the question of why forms and practices of corporate social responsibility (CSR) differ greatly between firms.
Research Department Working Paper n°37
13 December 2018
We investigate the macroeconomic impact of public expenditure in active and passive labour market policies on main employment indicators (i.e. unemployment, employment and labour force participation) for a panel database of 121 countries.
Research Department Working Paper n°36
27 October 2018
In this paper we shed light on the role of robots in emerging economies and analyze the impact of automation on the global organization of production.
Research Department Working Paper n°35
Does conservation agriculture change labour requirements? Evidence of sustainable intensification in Sub-Saharan Africa
26 October 2018
This paper studies the effects of conservation agriculture on labour input requirements as it is implemented in five Sub-Saharan African countries.
Research Department Working Paper n°34
30 September 2018