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  • March 31, 2016

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

    A summary of all IZA World of Labor articles mentioned in the media in March 2016.

    A summary of all IZA World of Labor articles mentioned in the media in March 2016.

  • March 30, 2016

    Discrimination is likely to be a factor in the gender pay gap, says Cornell study

    New research by Cornell University professors reveals an 8% pay gap between men and women that cannot be accounted for by observable factors.

    New research by Cornell University professors reveals an 8% pay gap between men and women that cannot be accounted for by observable factors.

  • March 23, 2016

    Skill mismatch affects one in three UK workers

    Almost a third of workers in the UK are overqualified or underqualified for the jobs they hold, according to analysis published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

    Almost a third of workers in the UK are overqualified or underqualified for the jobs they hold, according to analysis published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

  • March 21, 2016

    MPs support women receiving early access to state pensions

    In a new report, a committee of UK MPs has recommended that ministers should provide some women with early access to their state pensions. This comes after thousands of women have argued that they have not had enough warning that their pension age was being increased by six years.

    In a new report, a committee of UK MPs has recommended that ministers should provide some women with early access to their state pensions. This comes after thousands of women have argued that they have not had enough warning that their pension age was being increased by six years.

  • Should companies pay employees to lose weight?

    Approximately 80% of large employers in the US now offer some sort of financial incentive to employees to improve their health.

    Approximately 80% of large employers in the US now offer some sort of financial incentive to employees to improve their health.

  • March 16, 2016

    Why aren't more UK school leavers considering apprenticeships?

    This week (14-18 March) is National Apprenticeship Week in the UK, an initiative from the UK Government designed to "celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy."

    This week (14-18 March) is National Apprenticeship Week in the UK, an initiative from the UK Government designed to "celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy."

  • March 14, 2016

    Shorter men and overweight women are paid less, says UK study

    Height and weight play an important role in determining pay and socioeconomic status, with shorter men and overweight women facing particular disadvantages, according to a new study.

    Height and weight play an important role in determining pay and socioeconomic status, with shorter men and overweight women facing particular disadvantages, according to a new study.

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