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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 succinct 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.

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  • February 02, 2021

    NEW IZA World of Labor Report: Statistical Profiling of Unemployed Jobseekers

    A new IZA World of Labor Report shows that statistical profiling can help identify individuals at risk of becoming long-term unemployed, highlight appropriate predictive variables, and, under some circumstances, statistical models can reduce existing patterns of discrimination. 
    A new IZA World of Labor Report shows that statistical profiling can help identify individuals at risk of becoming long-term unemployed, highlight appropriate predictive variables, and, under some circumstances, statistical models can reduce existing patterns of discrimination. 
  • January 06, 2021

    NEW REPORT: Individual and family labor market impacts of chronic diseases

    A new IZA World of Labor Report shows that chronic diseases impact the labor market outcomes of those diagnosed and their families, with workers impacted facing reduced employment and lower earnings.
    A new IZA World of Labor Report shows that chronic diseases impact the labor market outcomes of those diagnosed and their families, with workers impacted facing reduced employment and lower earnings.
  • September 09, 2020

    NEW REPORT: The European migration crisis of 2015–2016 exposed significant weaknesses in the asylum system

    A new IZA World of Labor report finds reforms introduced during the migration crisis of 2015–2016 only partially address the system’s glaring weaknesses. It needs a stronger shift from a regime of spontaneous asylum-seeking to one of resettling refugees directly from origin regions.
    A new IZA World of Labor report finds reforms introduced during the migration crisis of 2015–2016 only partially address the system’s glaring weaknesses. It needs a stronger shift from a regime of spontaneous asylum-seeking to one of resettling refugees directly from origin regions.
  • March 04, 2020

    NEW REPORT: The Share of Labor Income is Declining Globally Leading to Greater Inequality 

    A new IZA World of Labor report finds the global decline in the share of labor income affecting mainly low-skilled workers. Policies are needed that promote skill deepening for medium- and low-skilled workers.
    A new IZA World of Labor report finds the global decline in the share of labor income affecting mainly low-skilled workers. Policies are needed that promote skill deepening for medium- and low-skilled workers.
  • March 02, 2020

    OPINION PIECE: Coronavirus And The Labor Market

    What are the likely impacts of Covid-19 on workers and labor markets? In his latest IZA World of Labor opinion piece, economist Dan Hamermesh looks at historic precedents to make a prediction:
    What are the likely impacts of Covid-19 on workers and labor markets? In his latest IZA World of Labor opinion piece, economist Dan Hamermesh looks at historic precedents to make a prediction:
  • January 29, 2020

    NEW IZA WoL REPORT: The Gig Economy And The Gender Pay Gap

    A new IZA World of Labor report looks at the growth of the gig economy and its implications for workers, policymakers, and the gender pay gap. One challenge in regulating the gig economy landscape is that workers are highly heterogeneous, not only in their personal preferences. They vary in age, income, and education in a manner that is surprisingly similar to the traditional workforce. Crafting regulations that treat fully committed and occasional gig workers as one group is unlikely to be an efficient solution.
    A new IZA World of Labor report looks at the growth of the gig economy and its implications for workers, policymakers, and the gender pay gap. One challenge in regulating the gig economy landscape is that workers are highly heterogeneous, not only in their personal preferences. They vary in age, income, and education in a manner that is surprisingly similar to the traditional workforce. Crafting regulations that treat fully committed and occasional gig workers as one group is unlikely to be an efficient solution.
  • December 05, 2019

    NEW REPORT: Teacher Effectiveness Has A Dramatic Effect On Student Outcomes

    A new IZA World of Labor report finds teacher effectiveness to have a strong effect on pupil attainment. It goes on to look at ways to increase it, including reforming hiring practices and teacher training.
    A new IZA World of Labor report finds teacher effectiveness to have a strong effect on pupil attainment. It goes on to look at ways to increase it, including reforming hiring practices and teacher training.
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