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News from IZA World of Labor

  • Japan looking to work style reform to improve productivity and work–life balance

    In September 2016 Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held the first meeting of the Council for the Realization of Work Style Reform to address, among other labor issues, Japan’s reliance on long working hours.

    In September 2016 Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held the first meeting of the Council for the Realization of Work Style Reform to address, among other labor issues, Japan’s reliance on long working hours.

  • October 26, 2016

    Gender gap at its worst point since financial crisis, says WEF

    Global gender inequality has increased in the past 12 months and is now at its largest point since the financial crisis in 2008, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF).

     

     

     

    Global gender inequality has increased in the past 12 months and is now at its largest point since the financial crisis in 2008, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF).

     

     

     

  • October 21, 2016

    Fulfilling girls’ rights is the key to the world’s future, reports the UNFPA

    Investing in girls will result in significant socio-cultural, political, and economic dividends for countries and society, says the United Nations Population Fund’s (UNPFA) latest State of World Population (WOP) report—10: How our future depends on a girl at this decisive age.
     
    Investing in girls will result in significant socio-cultural, political, and economic dividends for countries and society, says the United Nations Population Fund’s (UNPFA) latest State of World Population (WOP) report—10: How our future depends on a girl at this decisive age.
     
  • October 19, 2016

    Europe’s workforce is getting older but is it getting less productive?

    Across Europe workforces are getting older in parallel to the aging of the general population. This could cause productivity to decline in the years ahead and provides challenges for policymakers already dealing with high unemployment and debt.

     

    Across Europe workforces are getting older in parallel to the aging of the general population. This could cause productivity to decline in the years ahead and provides challenges for policymakers already dealing with high unemployment and debt.

     

  • October 17, 2016

    Unicef report highlights amount of time girls spend on housework

    Girls aged between 10 and 14 worldwide spend 50% more time on household chores than boys of the same age, according to a new report from Unicef.

    Girls aged between 10 and 14 worldwide spend 50% more time on household chores than boys of the same age, according to a new report from Unicef.

  • October 14, 2016
    BBC

    Former UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres appointed UN Secretary-General

    Antonio Guterres will take over the role of UN secretary-general from Ban Ki-moon when his second five-year term comes to an end on January 1, 2017, having led the UN’s refugee agency (UNHCR) from 2005 to 2015.
     
    Antonio Guterres will take over the role of UN secretary-general from Ban Ki-moon when his second five-year term comes to an end on January 1, 2017, having led the UN’s refugee agency (UNHCR) from 2005 to 2015.
     
  • October 12, 2016

    IZA World of Labor in the Media - Review of September 2016

    A summary of IZA World of Labor articles in the press in September.

    A summary of IZA World of Labor articles in the press in September.

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