IZA World of Labor

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IZA World of Labor is a global, freely available online resource that provides policymakers, academics, journalists, and researchers, with clear, concise and evidence-based knowledge on labor economics issues worldwide. The site offers relevant and succinctly information on topics including diversity, migration, minimum wage, youth unemployment, employment protection, development, education, gender balance, labor mobility and flexibility among others - for information by topic see our Key Topics pages. The concise article format with easy-to-find recommendations provides journalists with the information they need for quick research.

IZA World of Labor authors are happy to speak to the press about their research. If you have an enquiry about a labor market issue, please search our spokesperson database to find and directly contact a relevant spokesperson.

We issue frequent press releases for newly published articles and commentaries. To sign up to receive press releases, journalists should email Francesca.Geach@bloomsbury.com.

  • June 08, 2017

    New IZA WoL REPORT: Racial Wage Gaps In Developed Countries

    Recent research summarized in a new IZA World of Labor report suggests that to eliminate persistent racial wage differentials policymakers need to address a number of minority specific characteristics such as lower education levels and job segregation
    Recent research summarized in a new IZA World of Labor report suggests that to eliminate persistent racial wage differentials policymakers need to address a number of minority specific characteristics such as lower education levels and job segregation
  • June 06, 2017

    New IZA WoL Report: Air pollution affects workers’ productivity

    Recent research summarized in a new IZA World of Labor report finds improvements in air quality lead to improvements in worker productivity, challenging the often-cited economic argument against environmental regulations
    Recent research summarized in a new IZA World of Labor report finds improvements in air quality lead to improvements in worker productivity, challenging the often-cited economic argument against environmental regulations
  • June 01, 2017

    NEW REPORT: Good-looking political candidates win more votes around the world

    A timely new IZA World of Labor report shows that good-looking candidates have an electoral advantage around the world. Furthermore, politicians on the right are found to be more attractive. Therefore, the importance of beauty in politics favors conservative parties.
    A timely new IZA World of Labor report shows that good-looking candidates have an electoral advantage around the world. Furthermore, politicians on the right are found to be more attractive. Therefore, the importance of beauty in politics favors conservative parties.
  • May 23, 2017

    NEW REPORT: The role of trade unions in Central and Eastern Europe

    A new IZA World of Labor report finds that trade unions in Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries have been improving the labor market outcomes of their members despite low unionization rates and low levels of bargaining coverage
    A new IZA World of Labor report finds that trade unions in Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries have been improving the labor market outcomes of their members despite low unionization rates and low levels of bargaining coverage
  • May 15, 2017

    NEW REPORT: “Baby Bonus” is often ineffective in addressing low birth rates in post-socialist countries

    IZA World of Labor publishes a report showing that post-socialist countries continue to experience low birth rates despite costly pronatalist policies
    IZA World of Labor publishes a report showing that post-socialist countries continue to experience low birth rates despite costly pronatalist policies
  • May 09, 2017

    NEW REPORT: The Iron Curtain of Unhappiness - Despite economic recovery transition countries remain “unhappier” than non-transition ones

    An IZA World of Labor report finds economic growth has little impact on the lower happiness levels in transition economies, while employment, legitimacy of institutions, and good governance are key factors in improving societal well-being
    An IZA World of Labor report finds economic growth has little impact on the lower happiness levels in transition economies, while employment, legitimacy of institutions, and good governance are key factors in improving societal well-being
  • May 02, 2017

    NEW REPORT: Gender differences in corporate hierarchies

    An IZA World of Labor report finds that careers of men and women diverge immediately upon entry into the labor market contributing to the gender wage gap. This is partly due to differences in educational choices made by men and women.
    An IZA World of Labor report finds that careers of men and women diverge immediately upon entry into the labor market contributing to the gender wage gap. This is partly due to differences in educational choices made by men and women.
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