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Université de Neuchâtel

How many Migrants does the Swiss Pension System Need?

Milivinti, Alice

(nccr on the move ; 19)

The positive role exerted by migrants to decelerate the ageing population process of devel oped countries has been stressed by many studies. However, the actual number of migrants needed to sustain the pension systems and its effectiveness in the long-run often remains tacit. While assuming the increment of the retired population to be the only shock, this study un dertakes an accounting exercise...

Université de Neuchâtel

SWISSCIT Index on Citizenship Law in Swiss Cantons: Conceptualisation, Measurement, Aggregation

Arrighi, Jean-Thomas ; Piccoli, Lorenzo

(nccr on the move ; 18)

In the Swiss federal context, the acquisition of citizenship through ordinary naturalization, the enjoyment of electoral rights as a foreign resident, and the retention of the franchise as a Swiss citizen abroad is not uniformly defined through a single federal law but co-determined by the cantons. In this explanatory note, we introduce SWISSCIT, a set of indicators measuring how inclusive...

Université de Neuchâtel

Ethnic discrimination in the Swiss labour market - Ethnic hierarchies in correspondence test results

Zschirnt, Eva ; D'Amato, Gianni (Dir.) ; Bonoli, Giuliano (Codir.) ; Haagensen, Arnfinn (Codir.) ; Rich, Judy (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2018.

As a part of the NCCR on the move’s individual project on “Discrimination as an obstacle to social cohesion”, this dissertation focuses on the discrimination of ethnic minorities in the Swiss labour market. Since discrimination is no longer an overt and thus easily observable phenomenon, research on discrimination, and especially on discrimination in hiring decisions has become more...

Université de Neuchâtel

Faire corps : Temps, lieux et gens

Aceti, Monica ; Jaccoud, Christophe ; Tissot, Laurent

Neuchâtel : Éditions Alphil-Presses universitaires suisses, 2018

ISBN: 978-2-88930-211-6

Quels rapports entre des hommes et des femmes qui chantent dans une chorale, les tableaux de Ferdinand Hodler et d’Auguste Baud-Bovy, des personnes qui font l’expérience d’une grave maladie ou encore des ouvriers confrontés à la discipline du travail ? C’est le corps et la manière dont il est utilisé, fabriqué, entretenu, montré, réparé et mobilisé. Cet ouvrage collectif propose...

Université de Neuchâtel

BABA in priming tomato for enhanced tolerance to drought, salinity and fungal stress and combinations thereof

Ben Rejeb, Ines ; Mauch-Mani, Brigitte (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2018.

Tomatoes are among the most produced and consumed vegetable-fruit in many countries and is considered an economically important crop. However, drought, salinity and pathogen infection are the main causes of crop yield reduction and variability. Although plants have developed defensive capacities against these stresses, but plant tolerance and resistance depend on the degree and intensity of...

Université de Neuchâtel

Courtship communication in the wild chimpanzees of Budongo, Uganda

Fallon, Brittany Laurie Ann ; Zuberbühler, Klaus (Dir.) ; Byrne, Richard (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2018.

This thesis examines wild chimpanzee mating behaviour, and considers in particular the role of communication during mating. Previous studies have focused on compiling behavioural ethograms, or on a small subset of courtship signals. More generally, research on chimpanzee sexual behaviour has rarely looked at intentional communication, but instead focused on a handful of courtship tactics, such as...