English Language Skills and Socioeconomic Segregation of UK Immigrants

At the same time that United Kingdom was voting the “Brexit” referendum, the potential withdrawal of the UK from the European Union, Yu Aoki and Lualhati Santiago, PhDs in Economics, were publishing the paper “English language skills and socioeconomic segregation of UK Imigrants” in the Discussion paper economics nº16-7, June 2016. A publication for the…

Living longer: are we getting older or younger for longer?

Ana Amélia Camarano, researcher of the department for social policies at the Institute for Applied Economics (IPEA) in Brazil, reflects about the fact that more people are reaching older age worldwide. It is what she calls a ‘survival democratization’. In Brazil, for example, life expectancy rose by almost 12 years between 1980 and 2013. So,…