Tag Archives: China

How the world’s largest social pension reform is transforming family old-age care

By Xi Chen (Yale University and IZA) Social pensions are designed to provide the elderly population, especially those with low lifetime incomes, basic protection against poverty in old age. In 2009 China introduced a government subsidized social pension system called … Continue reading

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China’s new two-child policy not enough to cope with aging population

In January 2016, China formally changed its one-child policy, now allowing all couples to have two children. Fei Wang, Liqiu Zhao and Zhong Zhao systematically examine the labor market consequences of China’s family planning policies in their recent IZA Discussion … Continue reading

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Savings and political turmoil: The case of the Tiananmen Square protests

Cutting-edge macroeconomic research suggests that political uncertainty heavily influences private consumption. However, evidence on the individual level how households cope with uncertainty shocks is surprisingly scarce. In a new IZA Discussion Paper, Rolf Aaberge, Kai Liu and Yu Zhu use … Continue reading

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Kuznets Prize goes to Haoming Liu for his analysis of the child quality-quantity trade-off

Haoming Liu (National University of Singapore) is the winner of the 2015 Kuznets Prize. His paper on “The quality–quantity trade-off: evidence from the relaxation of China’s one-child policy” [free download] was selected as the best article published in the Journal of … Continue reading

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Ethnically diverse co-authors produce better research papers

Thinking about a new research paper? You may want to start searching for co-authors of different ethnicity. Statistically, this will increase the chances to get your paper accepted in a top journal. That’s what a new IZA Discussion Paper (written … Continue reading

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Chinese imports push low-skilled Norwegians into unemployment

China’s rise to global economic power has had a major impact on the recent globalization process. In 2009, China became the world’s largest exporter. This evolution affects local labor markets all over the planet. Many nations complain that Chinese competition … Continue reading

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Mr. Rossi, Mr. Hu and politics: How immigration shapes natives’ political preferences

International migration is a global phenomenon, widely studied in the literature. An important but less investigated issue concerns the role of immigration for the political preferences of the natives, who often have strong views and prejudices on the issue. These … Continue reading

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