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.

  • March 21, 2017

    OPINION PIECE: Not bad at all—the true state of the US labor market

    An important seat in President Trump’s cabinet remains unfilled: The seat of the labor secretary. If Alexander Acosta is confirmed in this position according to Trump he “is going to be a key part of achieving our goal of revitalizing the American economy, manufacturing and labor force.” But does the American economy need revitalizing? In a new IZA World of Labor opinion piece US economist Dan Hamermesh looks at the true state of the US labor market and comes to the conclusion: Not bad at all.
    An important seat in President Trump’s cabinet remains unfilled: The seat of the labor secretary. If Alexander Acosta is confirmed in this position according to Trump he “is going to be a key part of achieving our goal of revitalizing the American economy, manufacturing and labor force.” But does the American economy need revitalizing? In a new IZA World of Labor opinion piece US economist Dan Hamermesh looks at the true state of the US labor market and comes to the conclusion: Not bad at all.
  • March 10, 2017

    NEW REPORT: The expansion of broadband infrastructure has a negative employment effect for low-skilled workers

    Broadband infrastructure has positive economic growth effects, but only small employment effects, finds a new IZA World of Labor report. This is due to a mixture of positive effects among high-skilled and negative effects among low-skilled workers
    Broadband infrastructure has positive economic growth effects, but only small employment effects, finds a new IZA World of Labor report. This is due to a mixture of positive effects among high-skilled and negative effects among low-skilled workers
  • March 07, 2017

    NEW IZA WoL REPORT: Female poverty more severe than previously thought

    In time for International Women’s Day tomorrow IZA World of Labor publishes a report indicating that intrahousehold inequality is more severe than previously thought and that policy measures aimed at improving women’s education are crucial to reduce female poverty
    In time for International Women’s Day tomorrow IZA World of Labor publishes a report indicating that intrahousehold inequality is more severe than previously thought and that policy measures aimed at improving women’s education are crucial to reduce female poverty
  • March 06, 2017

    OPINION PIECE: Does the gender wage gap arise from discrimination?

    In time for World Women’s Day on 8 March IZA World of Labor will publish an opinion piece by the economist Solomon Polachek and author of “The Economics of Earning”s (Cambridge University Press) looking at the reasons behind the gender wage gap. The opinion piece is based on latest research which Polachek summarized in an earlier IZA World of Labor Report. The theme World Women’s Day this year is: Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030. IZA World of Labor provides reports and latest research on issues around gender inequality on their Gender Divide page.
    In time for World Women’s Day on 8 March IZA World of Labor will publish an opinion piece by the economist Solomon Polachek and author of “The Economics of Earning”s (Cambridge University Press) looking at the reasons behind the gender wage gap. The opinion piece is based on latest research which Polachek summarized in an earlier IZA World of Labor Report. The theme World Women’s Day this year is: Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030. IZA World of Labor provides reports and latest research on issues around gender inequality on their Gender Divide page.
  • March 02, 2017

    NEW REPORT: Grandparent childcare can exacerbate problems relating to the sustainability of social security systems in developed countries

    A timely new report being published today on IZA World of Labor finds that grandparent childcare helps working mothers, but reduces the labor supply and income of older women

    A timely new report being published today on IZA World of Labor finds that grandparent childcare helps working mothers, but reduces the labor supply and income of older women

  • February 10, 2017

    NEW REPORT: Religious people are happier, healthier, and better educated

    A new report published today on IZA World of Labor finds that moderate religiosity regulates individual risky health behavior and reduces individuals’ vulnerability to life events, from job layoff and economic hardship to countrywide economic reforms
    A new report published today on IZA World of Labor finds that moderate religiosity regulates individual risky health behavior and reduces individuals’ vulnerability to life events, from job layoff and economic hardship to countrywide economic reforms
  • February 03, 2017

    OPINION PIECE: Do firms benefit from training apprentices?

    Given the debate around the UK Apprenticeship Program, IZA World of Labor will publish an opinion piece by economist Robert I. Lerman of the Urban Institute next Monday.
    Given the debate around the UK Apprenticeship Program, IZA World of Labor will publish an opinion piece by economist Robert I. Lerman of the Urban Institute next Monday.
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