Research Group

Labor Demography

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Unpaid Work Throughout the Life Course

Conducted by Mikko Myrskylä; Emma Zai, Peter Eibich; in Collaboration with Yinan Liu (Renmin University of China, Beijing, China)

In this project, we study different types of unpaid work such as unpaid care work and volunteering and look at how people participate in these activities throughout their lives. We also examine the determinants and consequences of unpaid work.  Detailed Description

Research Keywords:

Economics, Employment, Retirement


Liu, Y.; Zai, E.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2023-006. (2023)    
Eibich, P.; Zai, X.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2022-023. (2022)    
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