Gender Analysis of the Similarities and Differences between Men and Women in Macedonia through the Prism of Digital Skills, Labor Market Conditions, and Representation in Science

The purpose of this analysis is to present certain measurable data and information on gender differences and gaps in the economy, education and society in Macedonia. It does not aim to be comprehensive, nor to offer guidelines and measures for overcoming gender differences, but to increase transparency and awareness of their existence. It starts with…

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Envisioning the Future of Jobs and Skills

Ever since the invention of the first cotton gin, steam engine and railroad track marking the beginning of the First Industrial Revolution in the early 1800’s, the world has experienced unprecedented changes in terms of the contours of the job market shifting the economy from mostly agricultural to predominantly industrial. Furthermore, the sudden shift did…

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Digital Platform Companies: The Business Model of the Future?

Technological innovations and artificial intelligence are disrupting the social, economic and business activities, thus affecting the overall structure of the economy as we know it. Digitalization is creating new opportunities and a growing number of firms are functioning beyond the traditional models and boundaries. A new type of ‘platform business model’ has emerged, utilizing online…

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Air Pollution in Macedonia: The Growing Health and Economic Threat

Introduction Air pollution is a global phenomenon that has reached concerning levels, especially in low and middle-income economies, in the past decade. There are numerous reasons behind the raising levels of air pollution, a lot of them not well understood. Some of the most frequently cited reasons are the burning of biomass (i.e. wood, coal…

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