The SCMI Secretariat continues developing information and analytical documents in the field of migration aimed at highlighting tendencies and development perspectives based on relevant data collected.

One of such documents is Georgian Migration Profile 2015 based on which a Brief Migration Profile focused on remittances was developed last year. The next BMP that has been finished recently is focused on studying impact of foreign students on Georgian economy.

Both documents were presented at International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET) on 24 April 2017, and followed by the thematic discussions with participation of the representatives of the state agencies, academic sector, civil society and ISET students all being in attendance.

The Human Development Index is the measure of a country’s development widely used around the world. It is a composite of the measures covering different aspects of human life, used to compare different countries. The annual report on Regional Human Development for 2016 in Eastern Europe, Turkey and Central Asia has been recently published, covering a wide variety of topics such as the labor market, gender gaps, health, sustainable human development, and matters of inclusive governance. Inequality and human development in Georgia and the region was the topic of discussion at a workshop organized by the local office of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and hosted by ISET on April 11th.

On Thursday April 6, ISET hosted Professor Giorgio Brunello, who delivered a seminar for the ISET community. The title of his presentation was “Does Delayed Retirement Affect Youth Employment? Evidence from Italian Provinces”. According to his researcg, pension reforms that raise minimum retirement age increase the pool of senior individuals aged 50+ who are not eligible to retire from the labor market.

During the presentation, Professor Brunello claimed that reforms typically affect all local labor markets and the intensity of the treatment varies locally because of differences in the age structure of the labor force. Using data from Italian provinces and an instrumental variable strategy, the main interest of research was whether and how changes in the local supply of older workers have affected youth and prime age employment between 2004 to 2015.

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