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Staffing ROA office and researchers

Working from home has been the norm at Maastricht University since March 2020 and remains so.

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Does lowering the bar help? Results from a natural experiment in high-stakes testing in Dutch primary education

Research Memorandum by Madelon Jacobs, Rolf van der Velden, Lynn van Vugt

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Pathways to the future of the labour market

Interview with Technequality researchers Didier Fouarge (ROA) and Cornelia Suta (Cambridge Econometrics)

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AOW Monitor 2021

New report in Dutch: Effect of raising the AOW age on work, income and health

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Upcoming events

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June 15, 2021

Learning and Work Webinars, Maastricht University, SBE, Spring 2021


Our regular Tuesday webinar series (from 12:00 to 13:00 via Zoom) features researchers from different disciplines, with focuses on both academic and policy issues.

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June 24, 2021

Valedictory lecture by Prof. dr. Andries de Grip

Professor of Business Education and Labour Market in the School of Business and Economics will be leaving the university as a result of his retirement.

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ROA mission

The Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) is a research institute of the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics, established in 1986. The overarching research theme of ROA is the acquisition and depreciation of human capital over the life course in relation to the dynamics of the labor market. ROA aims to do high level scientific research with a substantial policy impact. This dual mission is pursued in all research project, regardless of the type of funding (fundamental or commissioned research). ROA receives funding from scientific funds (e.g. NRO, NWO, NETSPAR, ORA, H2020), as well as from national and international authorities (Ministries, European Commission, OECD) and various other organizations such as training funds, educational institutes and regional governments. For more information, please click here