Two distinct institutions have emerged in Mexico: SINACTTRAHO, a domestic workers’ union, and Aliada, an on-demand housekeeping service. Which of the two will have a greater impact on the welfare of domestic workers?
A new working paper by researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology demonstrates that – while increased automation may cause job losses in the short run – advances in technology will lead to job-creation in the long-run.
The French social welfare system is up for reform through the newly proposed Individual Activity Accounts, which aim to make social benefits universal, mobile and on-demand. If the reforms are implemented as proposed, social benefits will be used more efficiently and distributed more equitably.
While a fair bit of data is actually available online, it’s not in a machine readable format. The data is either in a .pdf file or inside tables on multiple web pages. Data available in these formats is difficult to analyze as it usually cannot be read by any statistical software.