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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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  • August 05, 2019

    IZA World of Labor OPINION: How will climate change affect what we do?

    According to a new opinion piece by the economist Marie Connoly, Université du Québec à Montréal, climate change is already forcing us to adapt and adaptation is coming at an economic cost which will likely exacerbate current patterns of inequality.
    According to a new opinion piece by the economist Marie Connoly, Université du Québec à Montréal, climate change is already forcing us to adapt and adaptation is coming at an economic cost which will likely exacerbate current patterns of inequality.
  • July 31, 2019

    IZA World of Labor REPORT: The Gender Gap in Crime

    Over recent decades women’s participation in the labor market has converged towards the participation rate of men. A revised IZA World of Labor report finds a similar movement towards gender convergence in the criminal world.
    Over recent decades women’s participation in the labor market has converged towards the participation rate of men. A revised IZA World of Labor report finds a similar movement towards gender convergence in the criminal world.
  • July 10, 2019

    IZA World of Labor Report: Sexual orientation affects labor market outcomes

    A revised IZA World of Labor Report by Nick Drydakis of Anglia Ruskin University UK finds new evidence that experiencing school-age bullying as a sexual orientation minority is associated with later workplace bullying.
    A revised IZA World of Labor Report by Nick Drydakis of Anglia Ruskin University UK finds new evidence that experiencing school-age bullying as a sexual orientation minority is associated with later workplace bullying.
  • May 01, 2019

    New IZA World of Labor REPORT: Educational policies crowd out parents' input

    A new IZA World of Labor report shows that parents respond to improvements in schooling, primarily by reducing their own efforts. This indicates that public investments in children might crowd out private investments, thereby dampening the impact of public policies on student outcomes.
    A new IZA World of Labor report shows that parents respond to improvements in schooling, primarily by reducing their own efforts. This indicates that public investments in children might crowd out private investments, thereby dampening the impact of public policies on student outcomes.
  • March 13, 2019

    New IZA WoL Report: The European Union and the Productivity of Domestic Companies

    A new report by IZA World of Labor shows that while firms in the new EU member states of Eastern Europe are indeed more productive than those in other transition economies, there are number of negative side effects.
    A new report by IZA World of Labor shows that while firms in the new EU member states of Eastern Europe are indeed more productive than those in other transition economies, there are number of negative side effects.
  • February 06, 2019

    IZA World of Labor REPORT: Social protection programs need to consider risks particular to women to be effective

    A revised IZA World of Labor Report finds new evidence that social protection schemes designed with women in mind can successfully mitigate the risks that harm many aspects of their lives.
    A revised IZA World of Labor Report finds new evidence that social protection schemes designed with women in mind can successfully mitigate the risks that harm many aspects of their lives.
  • January 09, 2019

    New IZA WoL Report: Bosses Matter - A Good Boss has A Strong Effect on Productivity

    A new IZA World of Labor Report shows a good boss can enhance the performance of his employees and can lower the quit rate.
    A new IZA World of Labor Report shows a good boss can enhance the performance of his employees and can lower the quit rate.
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