by S. Chowdhury, A. Krause & K. Zimmermann . This paper investigates the effect of drinking arsenic contaminated water on mental health. Drinking water with an unsafe arsenic level for a prolonged period can lead to arsenicosis and associated illness. Based on rich and newly collected hous
by Can Tang, Liqiu Zhao, Zhong Zhao . We present the first systematic study on child labour in China. Child labour is not a negligible social phenomenon in China; about 7.74% of children aged from 10 to 15 were working in 2010, and they worked for 6.75 hours per day on average,
by E. Meschi, E. Taymaz & M. Vivarelli This paper studies the interlinked relationship between globalisation and technological upgrading in affecting employment and wages of skilled and unskilled workers in a middle income developing country. It exploits a unique longit
The European refugee crisis is challenging policy makers because it affects a wide range of European policy simultaneously. At the Society of Government Economists’ conference Klaus F. Zimmermann will review major research findings of migration economics and their implications f
On April 16, 2016 Co-Director of POP at UNU-MERIT Klaus F. Zimmerman gave a keynote on "Diaspora Economics: Global Challenges and Perspectives" at the Symposium on “The Economics of Skin Tone, Gender, Ethnicity, and Diaspora“.
Throughout the decades, the Journal of Population Economics has been at the forefront of population economics research and has strongly established itself as the leading outlet in the field of population economics. Many views on the Journal by Nobel Laureates and leading academics fro
The issue also contains fascinating articles reflecting the breadth and originality of research in population economics. It will be freely accessible until 15 December 2016. Issue 1/2017 marks an important landmark for the Journal of Population Economics. The Journal enters its 30th
Binnur Balkan and Semih Tumen from the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey received the 2017 Kuznets Prize for their article “Immigration and prices: quasi-experimental evidence from Syrian refugees in Turkey,” Journal of Population Economics (2016), 29(3), pp. 657-686. The p