Dr. Jorge Rosales-Salas, belonging to the Center for Economics and Social Policies, will integrate this global network of young scientists. His incorporation is due to the excellence of his research, which is related to public policies on the use of time, for example the relevance of the 40-hour workday.
The PhD in Systems Engineering and researcher at the Center for Economics and Social Policies (CEAS) from Universidad Mayor, Jorge Rosales-Salas, was elected a new member of the Global Young Academy (GYA), an international association based in Germany that promotes the scientific research of young talents.
The 53-member selection committee evaluated the applications in two rounds of review, awarding scores based primarily on the excellence of the candidates’ scientific research, as well as their relationship with society.
In total, 41 new members from 30 countries were selected. Dr. Rosales-Salas was the only researcher from Chile included in the selection.
“It is a tremendous motivation to continue with my line of research and try to influence public policies, be it about the use of time, time poverty, the 40-hour workday or a national care system,” said Dr. Rosales-Salas.
The academic has been part of CEAS since 2017 and has been involved in research on the economy of time, use and value of time, and time poverty. In addition, he teaches economics and public policy in the career of Public administration and the PhD in Public Policy.
Along with his academic activities, Dr. Rosales-Salas actively advocates for the reduction of working hours in different national and foreign forums. He currently collaborates with the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare in the work groups on the reduction of the working day to 40 hours and the evaluation of the social protection survey of that portfolio. He also continues to support the evaluation of the use of time and well-being among the LGBTQIANB+ population in Chile.
The new members of the GYA will officially take up their five-year term during the association’s Annual General Assembly and International Young Scientists Conference, which this year will be held in Rwanda from June 5-9.