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    • 28 Jul 2021
    • 7:00 AM (PDT)
    • Online Webinar
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    ISQOLS WEBINAR:

    Trade and Job (In)Security: The Two Sides of Import Exposure


    WEDNESDAY

    July 28

    07:00 AM PST;

    10:00 AM EST;

    4:00pm/16:00 CET


    FREE 

    We study the causal impact of occupation-level import exposure on perceived job security. To that end, we use German worker-level panel data combined with global input-output data for 2000-2014 and an instrumental variables strategy. We show that imports from China and Eastern Europe that substitute for domestic production (i.e., competition-increasing imports) worsen workers' job insecurity. Simultaneously, exposure to Chinese and Eastern European intermediate imports (i.e., productivity-enhancing imports) boosts job security. The productivity-enhancing channel more than offsets the job insecurity caused by competition-increasing imports, meanwhile. The job (in)security effects we document are homogeneous across workers with different unemployment experience, individual risk preferences, and occupational tenure. Nevertheless, effects are more pronounced among groups that are more likely to be informed about imports, such as supervisors and those with high education. Our results are robust to a battery of sensitivity checks and highlight that the implications of trade are more multifaceted than previously thought. Robin Konietzny is currently a PhD Candidate at the Department of Global Economics & Management at the University of Groningen, Netherlands. He holds a Research Master in Economics from the University of Groningen and a Double Degree Master in International Economics & Business from the University of Groningen and the University of Göttingen, Germany. His research focuses on workers' responses to trade integration and the implications of these for their well-being. Specifically, he is interested in capturing the features of global value chains and how these relate to individual employment circumstances.






    • 23 Aug 2021
    • 8:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • 27 Aug 2021
    • 9:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • Online Virtual Event
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    ISQOLS 2021 CONFERENCE

    “Quality-of-life and Adaptation in a Virulent World”

    VIRTUAL EVENT

    23-27 AUGUST 2021



    Given the uncertainty of the current global pandemic, travel restrictions, and planning challenges the 2021 ISQOLS Annual Conference will be held virtually August 23 through the 27th, 2021 (specific times to be announced). The ISQOLS 2021 Conference will offer a forum for discussion of the research findings concerning quality of life, well-being, and happiness, similar to all of our past, in-person conferences.

    The theme of the Conference is “quality-of-life and adaptation in a virulent world”. The world has changed dramatically in the past year. How do we now examine quality-of-life, wellbeing, and happiness? What are the challenges and opportunities for well-being research and policy in the face of a global pandemic? What important work is being carried out to encourage personal, communal, environmental, and social resiliency in a Covid-19 world? We invite researchers, practitioners, students, professionals, faculty, retirees, experts and novices to participate and engage in this virtual event.

    ISQOLS MEMBERS: receive early info and registration discounts!

    Not a member? Join us at https://isqols.org/join





Past events

24 Jun 2021 ISQOLS Gather Event, Postgraduate Program in Medicine and Health
10 Jun 2021 ISQOLS WEBINAR: "How Was Life? New Perspectives on Well-being and Global Inequality since 1820"
26 May 2021 ISQOLS WEBINAR: Explaining Happiness and Income in the Short and Long Run: A Lesson on Happiness
25 Mar 2021 ISQOLS WEBINAR: Walls of Glass. Measuring Deprivation in Social Participation
15 Mar 2021 Quality of Life in Latin America
23 Oct 2020 ISQOLS WEBINAR: Validation of the SPF-Q, an instrument to assess the quality of production functions to achieve well-being, among multimorbid patients
16 Oct 2020 ISQOLS WEBINAR: "Exploring the Link Between Walkability and Subjective Wellbeing in Detroit Metro Area"
5 Oct 2020 ISQOLS WEBINAR:"Does it matter where it comes from? Happiness and air pollution sources"
2 Oct 2020 ISQOLS WEBINAR: "Scale Norming Makes Welfare Analysis with Life Satisfaction Scales Difficult: Theory and Empirical Evidence"
1 Oct 2020 ISQOLS WEBINAR: "Be Happy: Navigating Normative Issues in Behavioural and Well-Being Public Policy"
30 Sep 2020 ISQOLS WEBINAR: "Bowling with Trump: Economic Anxiety, Racial Identification, and Well-Being in the 2016 US Presidential Election"
14 Sep 2020 ISQOLS WEBINAR:"Wellbeing, sustainability, and progress: what's needed to help governments be accountable to human experience?"
2 Sep 2020 ISQOLS WEBINAR:"Influence of Spouses’ Work-Role Similarity on Inter Gender Difference in Health and life Expectancy"
25 Aug 2020 2020 ISQOLS Virtual Conference
21 Aug 2020 ISQOLS WEBINAR:"Promoting wellbeing through gender equity: ten strategies for basic education institutions""
3 Aug 2020 ISQOLS WEBINAR:"Character Strengths and Participation in Sport/Physical Activity to Promote Positive Ageing"
16 Jul 2020 ISQOLS WEBINAR:"Designing Meaningful Work during COVID-19: Implications for Managers & the Future of Work"
22 Jun 2020 ISQOLS WEBINAR:"POZE. A paradigm for Social Change, from the inside out."
8 Jun 2020 ISQOLS WEBINAR:"Transmission of research results to the field of public policies for the improvement of quality of life"
28 May 2020 ISQOLS WEBINAR:"Community Indicators Projects: Theoretical Notions" "
2 Apr 2020 ISQOLS WEBINAR:" Consumption that counts – Exploring links between consumption and well-being"
15 Mar 2020 ISQOLS International Symposium & Site Visit: Quality-of-life in Kibbutz Communities
24 Jan 2020 ISQOLS WEBINAR:"Improving Quality-of-Life Through Quality of Care in Africa"
11 Nov 2019 ISQOLS Member Research Webinar, "Which factors support student wellbeing at university?"
29 Oct 2019 ISQOLS Member Research Webinar, "Exploring the concept of health-related quality of life for patients on haemodialysis in Saudi Arabia"
6 Sep 2019 ISQOLS Conference Dinner
4 Sep 2019 2019 ISQOLS Conference Granada, Spain
1 Sep 2019 ISQOLS Pre-Conference Rabat, Morocco
14 Jun 2019 ISQOLS WEBINAR, "Animals, People and the Planet – increasing wellbeing for all"
3 May 2019 ISQOLS WEBINAR, "Animals, People and the Planet – increasing wellbeing for all"
15 Mar 2019 ISQOLS WEBINAR, "Reframing Work To Improve Well-being"
16 Jan 2019 ISQOLS Webinar: "Bridging the Gap Between the Sustainable Development Goals and Happiness Metrics"
14 Dec 2018 ISQOLS WEBINAR, "Gross National Happiness of Business: An Assessment Tool"
14 Sep 2018 Webinar: "Sustainability through Happiness" with Scott Cloutier

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