Connolly warns that, “…most of the research has focused on the US, whereas the impacts of climate change will be felt globally. Developing economies likely have fewer resources to invest in adaptive strategies with potentially substantial consequences for increasing inequality. Policies that facilitate adaption will help reduce associated costs. For example, allowing more flexible working hours would enable people to adapt more easily to hot temperatures, by shifting their working hours to cooler moments of the day or to cooler days.”
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Opinion: Should divorce be cheap and easy?
Many countries have made divorce easier over the past few decades, dropping fault requirements in favor of mutual agreement, or even allowing unilateral divorce (i.e. not requiring the consent of both spouses). Separation requirements have also been reduced or dropped. Is this trend a good idea? What are the short- and long-term consequences for couples and for society as a whole? Read the full commentary.
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IZA/CEPR Annual Symposium in Labour Economics 2018, September 20-21. This year's symposium features a keynote talk by Jesse Rothstein (University of California, Berkeley and IZA). The goal of the symposium is to provide a forum for high-quality work in labour economics and to bring together economists in the field from across Europe as well as key researchers from outside the region.