People’s Attitudes to Robots in Caring for the Elderly – International Journal of Social Robotics

ABSTRACT We analyse people’s attitudes to robots to be used in caring for the elderly using Eurobarometer data relating to November/December 2014 on approximately 1000 people in each EU country. Given the constraints on public expenditure this is one solution to meeting increased obligations in this area. People tend to be lukewarm to robotic care … [Read More] People’s Attitudes to Robots in Caring for the Elderly – International Journal of Social Robotics

The Gender Dimensions of Pension Systems: Policies and constraints for the protection of older women – Eldis

This paper examines the challenges and constraints that pension systems face to be gender equitable and the policy alternatives to address these challenges. It also focuses on pension system rules and how they interact with other social and labour market conditions over women’s life courses to reproduce or mitigate gender inequalities in old age. The … [Read More] The Gender Dimensions of Pension Systems: Policies and constraints for the protection of older women – Eldis

Gender Gaps in Early Educational Achievement – MIAESR

ABSTRACT This paper analyzes the source of the gender gap in third grade numeracy and reading. We adopt an Oaxaca-Blinder approach and decompose the gender gap in educational achievement into endowment and response components. Our estimation relies on unusually rich panel data from the Longitudinal Survey of Australian Children in which information on child development … [Read More] Gender Gaps in Early Educational Achievement – MIAESR

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