A larger number of Chinese researchers, GLO Fellows and scientists from outside China recently met at Jinan University, China, in Guangzhou on March 13, 2018 for the first IESR – GLO Labor Workshop. GLO stands for Global Labor Organization, which is one of the largest networks in economics in the world, and IESR stands for the Institute for Economic and Social Research, a rising star among top Chinese research institutions in economics.
GLO Fellows present included Professor and Dean Shuaizhang Feng, Head of IESR, GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht) and M Niaz Asadullah (University of Malaysia and GLO), who is also the Southeast Asia Lead of the GLO research program.
At the workshop, Niaz Asadullah spoke about “Marriage, Work, and Migration: The Role of Infrastructure Development and Gender Norms”.
Zimmermann and Asadullah took the chance to discuss on March 13-14 the GLO Southeast Asia program (see below).
Asadullah during his workshop presentation at work.
South-East Asia Cluster
Cluster Lead: Niaz Asadullah
This GLO Cluster concentrates on pressing issues: the impact of foreign labor on native employment; work conditions and rights of migrant workers; school-to-work transition and graduate/youth unemployment; trends in income and education inequality; market returns to education and skills; women’s participation in the economy; and labor market implications of population ageing.