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.

  • April 25, 2017

    NEW REPORT: The Labor Market in the US, 2000−2016: The continuing rise in earnings inequality remains one of the big challenges

    An IZA World of Labor report looking at the US labor market finds a remarkable drop in the labor force participation rate; the nearly full recovery of unemployment from the depths of the Great Recession; and the continuing growth in post-inflation average earnings while earnings inequality continues to rise
    An IZA World of Labor report looking at the US labor market finds a remarkable drop in the labor force participation rate; the nearly full recovery of unemployment from the depths of the Great Recession; and the continuing growth in post-inflation average earnings while earnings inequality continues to rise
  • April 06, 2017

    OPINION PIECE: Immigration benefits native workers’ health

    In time for World Health Day tomorrow, 7 April, IZA World of Labor will be publishing a topical opinion piece by economist Osea Giuntella of the University of Oxford on the effect of immigration on the health of native workers. Giuntella argues that immigration crowds native workers out of risky jobs and into less strenuous work, with consequent benefits to their health. Please find below a shortened version of the opinion piece in advance of publication.
    In time for World Health Day tomorrow, 7 April, IZA World of Labor will be publishing a topical opinion piece by economist Osea Giuntella of the University of Oxford on the effect of immigration on the health of native workers. Giuntella argues that immigration crowds native workers out of risky jobs and into less strenuous work, with consequent benefits to their health. Please find below a shortened version of the opinion piece in advance of publication.
  • April 04, 2017

    PRESS RELEASE: Homeownership is associated with better education outcomes find several studies

    A new IZA World of Labor literature review finds that children of homeowners achieve better education outcomes than children in rental accommodation. These findings are particularly strong for low-income households.
    A new IZA World of Labor literature review finds that children of homeowners achieve better education outcomes than children in rental accommodation. These findings are particularly strong for low-income households.
  • March 30, 2017

    NEW REPORT: The relationship between climate change and migration

    A new IZA World of Labor report looks at the complex relationship between climate change and natural disasters and migration. It shows that disasters related to climate change can lead to brain drain from developing countries. Public intervention both before and after disasters is crucial in building resilience
    A new IZA World of Labor report looks at the complex relationship between climate change and natural disasters and migration. It shows that disasters related to climate change can lead to brain drain from developing countries. Public intervention both before and after disasters is crucial in building resilience
  • 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
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