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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.

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  • September 13, 2017

    NEW REPORT: Transitioning across gender is related to greater life and job satisfaction

    A new IZA World of Labor report finds that after transitioning, trans people experience better mental health, and greater life and job satisfaction. Furthermore, studies show that while becoming a man is related to a small rise in wages, trans-women experience a significant fall in earnings.
    A new IZA World of Labor report finds that after transitioning, trans people experience better mental health, and greater life and job satisfaction. Furthermore, studies show that while becoming a man is related to a small rise in wages, trans-women experience a significant fall in earnings.
  • August 23, 2017

    NEW REPORT: Exposure to air pollution adversely affects educational outcomes

    A new IZA World of Labor report finds that air pollution, in addition to its well-known link to health-related problems, affects scholastic achievement and human capital formation.
    A new IZA World of Labor report finds that air pollution, in addition to its well-known link to health-related problems, affects scholastic achievement and human capital formation.
  • August 21, 2017

    OPINION PIECE: Medicaid cuts as envisaged in the Obamacare repeal bill could have had severe consequences for America’s youth

    After the Republican’s failure last month to pass a bill in the Senate that would have repealed Obamacare, Trump could still go ahead and cut Medicaid for some. A new IZA World of Labor opinion piece publishing next Monday (21 August) looks at the much overlooked effects Medicaid cuts as envisaged in the Obamacare repeal bill could have had on America’s youth.
    After the Republican’s failure last month to pass a bill in the Senate that would have repealed Obamacare, Trump could still go ahead and cut Medicaid for some. A new IZA World of Labor opinion piece publishing next Monday (21 August) looks at the much overlooked effects Medicaid cuts as envisaged in the Obamacare repeal bill could have had on America’s youth.
  • August 09, 2017

    NEW REPORT: International trade can positively impact household welfare through reduced prices of consumer goods

    A new IZA World of Labor report finds that households in some developing countries experience net gains in welfare as a result of international trade. These effects are progressive, benefitting in particular poorer households.
    A new IZA World of Labor report finds that households in some developing countries experience net gains in welfare as a result of international trade. These effects are progressive, benefitting in particular poorer households.
  • August 02, 2017

    NEW REPORT: Production spillovers are often undervalued by employers

    A new IZA World of Labort report shows that workers who bring out the best in others do not necessarily have the highest levels of productivity themselves. Firms therefore often undercompensate workers for their indirect impact on team outputs.
    A new IZA World of Labort report shows that workers who bring out the best in others do not necessarily have the highest levels of productivity themselves. Firms therefore often undercompensate workers for their indirect impact on team outputs.
  • July 11, 2017

    New IZA Wol Report: The German Labor Market, 2000-2016

    A new IZA World of Labor report looking at the development of the German labor market finds steadily decreasing unemployment rates, increasing participation rates, and moderately increasing labor compensation. This is due to a number of reforms successfully combining rigid labor market institutions with flexibility instruments.
    A new IZA World of Labor report looking at the development of the German labor market finds steadily decreasing unemployment rates, increasing participation rates, and moderately increasing labor compensation. This is due to a number of reforms successfully combining rigid labor market institutions with flexibility instruments.
  • July 10, 2017

    NEW IZA WoL Opinion: The Unhappiness of the Working Class in the US

    The American Dream is a national ethos of the US which includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, as well as an upward social mobility. However, the rhetoric surrounding the recent presidential election highlighted anger and division amongst its citizens. In a new opinion piece publishing today on IZA World of Labor, US economist Carol Graham looks at the situation of working-class whites for whom the American Dream is anything but.
    The American Dream is a national ethos of the US which includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, as well as an upward social mobility. However, the rhetoric surrounding the recent presidential election highlighted anger and division amongst its citizens. In a new opinion piece publishing today on IZA World of Labor, US economist Carol Graham looks at the situation of working-class whites for whom the American Dream is anything but.
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