Mission statement

To provide a comprehensive, reliable and up-to-date information resource aimed at decision-makers interested in labor economics worldwide.

Aims and vision

Political and economic stakeholders in labor markets regularly face the challenge of responding to acute or systemic problems—and identifying new approaches. Evidence-based scientific analysis can support and guide the process of identifying, evaluating, and implementing economic policy options that best meet the objectives of decision-makers.

The IZA World of Labor assists policy-making by presenting empirically founded research on markets and related economic policy measures in an innovative way to meet the needs of stakeholders in labor markets worldwide.