Almost being there – Video communication with young

Video communication is increasingly used to connect people around the world. This includes connecting young children with their parents and other relatives during times of separation. An important issue is the extent to which video communication with children can approximate a physical presence such that familial relationships can be truly maintained by this means. This … [Read More] Almost being there – Video communication with young

The determinants of educational attainment among the children of immigrants (Canada)

ABSTRACT – Extract This paper reviews the recent research on the determinants of the educational attainment among the children of immigrants born in Canada and the United States, also known as the second generation. The focus is on the gap in educational attainment between the second and third-and-higher generations (the children of domestic-born parents), as … [Read More] The determinants of educational attainment among the children of immigrants (Canada)

Effects of adult education vouchers on the labor market (EU)

ABSTRACT Lifelong learning is often promoted in ageing societies, but little is known about its returns or governments’ ability to advance it. This paper evaluates the effects of a large-scale randomized field experiment issuing vouchers for adult education in Switzerland. We find no significant average effects of voucher-induced adult education on earnings, employment, and subsequent … [Read More] Effects of adult education vouchers on the labor market (EU)

Employment effects of technological and non-technological innovations (EU)

ABSTRACT This paper attempts to shed new light on the effect innovation has on employment. Specifically, it identifies the net employment effects of technological product and process innovations as well as complementary non-technological organizational innovations which have so far mostly been bypassed in comparable analyses. The analysis applies the 4th Community Innovation Survey and determines … [Read More] Employment effects of technological and non-technological innovations (EU)

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