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Université de Neuchâtel

Precarity among mobile academics: The price of a (successful) academic career?

Schaer, Martine

(Working Papers MAPS ; 3)

In the early stages of their career, academics often move abroad for fixed-term positions, urged by the normative imperative to gain international experience and the need to accept academic opportunities where they arise. This paper examines the obstacles and challenges that three academics who engaged in a series of mobility episodes confronted and how they articulated competing demands from...

Université de Neuchâtel

Between Flows and Places: Conceptualizing the Migration-Mobility Nexus

Hoffmeyer-Zlotnik, Paula

(nccr on the move ; 25)

This paper sets out to conceptualize the nexus between migration and mobility as the connection between two contrasting perspectives on human movement. I use the notion of a “nexus” as an analytical lens to identify connections, overlaps or contradictions between the terms “migration” and “mobility”. I find that although migration and mobility are often seen as distinct phenomena, the...

Université de Fribourg

Health consequences of sterilizations

La Rupelle, Maëlys de ; Dumas, Christelle

(Working Papers SES ; 503 (revised))

In India, as in many developing countries, female sterilization is the main contraceptive method: 37% of women older than 25 are sterilized. However, no economic study assesses the eect of sterilization, providing guidance on ecient reproductive health policies. We analyze the consequences of sterilization for maternal health, considering the endogeneity of the decision. We exploit that...

Université de Fribourg

Using stagger charts to improve the accuracy of demand forecasts

Ramosaj, Agneta ; Widmer, Marino

(Internal working papers DIUF ; 20-01)

Nowadays, no business organization can avoid the need for accurate demand forecasting. It helps make the right decisions at every level, strategic or operational, and it is the center of financial simulation or procurement decisions in terms of production. A way to depict company forecasts could be provided by a stagger chart, a visual tool that is easy to implement and is understandable at...

Université de Neuchâtel

Interdépendances et collaborations dans les systèmes agro-alimentaires : penser l’autonomie en agriculture au-delà de l’agricole

Forney, Jérémie

(Working Papers MAPS ; 1)

Prenant le contre-pied d’une vision individualiste de l’autonomie, de nombreuses pratiques de collaboration se déploient dans les mondes agricoles avec pour but notamment de faire gagner en autonomie les agriculteurs qui les portent. Ces actions rappellent que le contraire de l’indépendance est la dépendance, et non l’interdépendance (Emery 2015) et que l’autonomisation passe...

Université de Neuchâtel

Migration, Sustainability and Democracy. Current Debates on Environmental, Social, and Political Issues

Sontag, Katrin

(nccr on the move ; 24)

This paper explores connections between migration on the one hand and sustainability and democracy on the other. It presents an introduction to ongoing debates and will be submitted to the Handbook of Sustainability and Democracy in a later version. The paper addresses three issues. Firstly, climate change as a cause of migration. It argues that the relation is not straightforward and the...

Université de Fribourg

Medical and long-term care with endogenous health and longevity

Schünemann, Johannes ; Strulik, Holger ; Trimborn, Timo

(Working Papers SES ; 505 (revised))

For the population over 65, long-term care (LTC) expenditure constitutes a considerable share in total health expenditures. In this paper, we distinguish between medical care, intended to improve one›s state of health, and personal care required for daily routine. Personal care can be either carried out autonomously or by a third party. In the course of aging, autonomous personal care is...

Université de Fribourg

Kompetenzen in Französisch als Fremdsprache in den Passepartout-Kantonen : Systematische Auswertung vorliegender Studien zum schulischen Französischunterricht mit Mille feuilles und Clin d'oeil

Peyer, Elisabeth ; Studer, Thomas

Welche Erkenntnisse liegen aktuell zum schulischen Französischunterricht mit den Lehrwerken Mille feuilles und Clin d’oeil in der Passepartout-Region vor? Das Institut für Mehrsprachigkeit Freiburg hat im Auftrag von BERNbilingue Ergebnisse aus den einschlägigen wissenschaftlichen Studien systematisch zusammengetragen. Ein wichtiger Befund betrifft die Erreichung der Lernziele am Ende der...