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Commentary

Watch exclusive video from conferences, debates and other events on labor market economics as well as reading the latest opinion pieces from IZA World of Labor authors.

  • September 03, 2018

    Minimum wages hurt young people

    Policymakers should implement policies that improve labor market opportunities for youths but do not increase the cost to employers of hiring them.

  • August 20, 2018

    Workplace sickness absence

    Absenteeism as a result of sickness and injury is costly to companies and society. What programs are effective for reducing sickness absence rates?

  • July 30, 2018

    Should divorce be cheap and easy?

    What are the short- and long-term consequences for couples and for society of making divorce easier?

  • July 09, 2018

    Income inequality and social origins

    Reducing income inequality within countries is of paramount importance among the challenges facing policymakers in the years to come. The UN has included the reduction of inequality among its Sustainable Development Goals, because promoting growth alone may not be enough to help the poor out of poverty when growth is unevenly distributed across households.

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