News from IZA World of Labor

Many IZA World of Labor contributions are closely linked to current policy and societal debates. We draw on a range of global sources to bring you selected news related to IZA World of Labor articles.

News from IZA World of Labor

  • January 31, 2018

    The effects of beauty on political beliefs

    A new study has found that attractive people are more likely to be right-wing due to a "blind spot" when understanding the hardship of others.
     
    A new study has found that attractive people are more likely to be right-wing due to a "blind spot" when understanding the hardship of others.
     
  • January 29, 2018

    Air pollution shown to trigger increased risk of death for those with mental health disorders

    A “very disturbing” link between spikes in air pollution and increased mortality amongst people with mental and behavioral health disorders such as dementia, bipolar disorder, and depression has been found by a major new study in Hong Kong.
    A “very disturbing” link between spikes in air pollution and increased mortality amongst people with mental and behavioral health disorders such as dementia, bipolar disorder, and depression has been found by a major new study in Hong Kong.
  • January 26, 2018

    Pro-EU academic battles eurosceptic in Czech presidential election

    Voters in the Czech Republic go to the polls this weekend to elect their next president.
    Voters in the Czech Republic go to the polls this weekend to elect their next president.
  • January 24, 2018

    Want to reduce turnover? Involve employees in social causes

    A survey of millennials found that a firm’s support for social causes was an important factor when accepting a job offer for 55% of respondents.
    A survey of millennials found that a firm’s support for social causes was an important factor when accepting a job offer for 55% of respondents.
  • January 22, 2018

    WEF warning to industry: Take action now or face widening gender pay gap

    Developments in high-growth sectors will widen gender inequality in the workplace unless companies take action, researchers at the World Economic Forum (WEF) summit in Davos have warned.
    Developments in high-growth sectors will widen gender inequality in the workplace unless companies take action, researchers at the World Economic Forum (WEF) summit in Davos have warned.
  • January 19, 2018

    The UK’s working parents are struggling to juggle jobs and family life

    Nearly one in five of the UK’s working parents have deliberately stalled their careers in a bid to restore balance between their jobs and family lives.
    Nearly one in five of the UK’s working parents have deliberately stalled their careers in a bid to restore balance between their jobs and family lives.
  • January 12, 2018

    China among America’s top 5 patent recipients

    The number of US patents awarded to Chinese inventors has increased by 28% in the past year.
    The number of US patents awarded to Chinese inventors has increased by 28% in the past year.
show more