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Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and not those of IZA. Research published in this series may include views on policy, but the institute itself takes no institutional policy positions. The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn is a local and virtual international research center and a place of communication between science,(More)
Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and not those of the institute. Research disseminated by IZA may include views on policy, but the institute itself takes no institutional policy positions. The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn is a local and virtual international research center and a place of communication between(More)
—Even though the Italian Grid Infrastructure (IGI) is a general purpose distributed platform, in the past it has been used mainly for serial computations. Parallel applications have been typically executed on supercomputer facilities or, in case of " not high-end " HPC applications, on local commodity parallel clusters. Nowadays, with the availability of(More)
The paper reviews the dynamics and characteristics of immigrant inflows to Italy from the EU's Eastern Partnership countries. In particular, it compares Ukrainian and Moldovan migrants, which are the most numerous nationalities. Even though both groups show a feminisation of flows, high participation in the labour market and strong involvement in the(More)
This paper investigates the fusion of Mel-frequency cepstral coefficients (MFCC) and statistical pH features to improve the performance of speaker verification (SV) in non-stationary noise conditions. The α-integrated Gaussian Mixture Model (α-GMM) classifier is adopted for speaker modeling. Two different approaches are applied to reduce the(More)
Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and not those of the institute. Research disseminated by IZA may include views on policy, but the institute itself takes no institutional policy positions. The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn is a local and virtual international research center and a place of communication between(More)
Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and not those of IZA. Research published in this series may include views on policy, but the institute itself takes no institutional policy positions. The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn is a local and virtual international research center and a place of communication between science,(More)
* This paper analyses the determinants of the Romanian temporary labour migration during the transition period. First of all, we build a household level model in order to explain the decision to migrate in a couple. Then, by using a 10% sample of the Romanian 2002 Census we try to assess the importance of the gender bias for the migration decision. The main(More)
In this paper we analyze the process of integration into the European societies of the cohorts of immigrants that reached Western Europe before the mid-1990s using a longitudinal dataset. The relevant question of the paper concerns the assimilation of immigrants to natives in terms of earnings. However, because not all the population is employed, as(More)
An increasing literature encourages the use of selective immigration policies as a tool to promote growth in developing countries. It is argued that, since not everybody is allowed to migrate, under these policies a poor country may well turn out with more human capital than in autarky. The implicit assumption that human capital is only useful to cross the(More)