Two Untangled Project partners, the Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) and the Institute for Structural Research (IBS), joined with the World Bank, IZA and UNU-WIDER to co-host the sixth edition of the Jobs4Development Conference.
The event in Cape Town on 14-15 December featured presentations of more than 60 papers; keynotes by Oriana Bandiera of the LSE and Ragui Assaad of the University of Minnesota and a policy panel devoted to youth unemployment in Africa.
Two Untangled researchers presented their research during the forum. Piotr Lewandowski discussed his work with Katarzyna Lipowska and Mateusz Smoter on the work from home model. The authors found that employers’ and employees’ attitudes toward work from home differ in terms of salary expectations and perceived productivity changes.
Zuzanna Kowalik (IBS) presented a paper written jointly with Piotr Lewandowski and Paweł Kaczmarczyk on the differences in job quality and working conditions between native and migrant platform workers in Poland.