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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.

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  • 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.
  • July 06, 2017

    NEW IZA WoL Report: Hot weather can worsen reproductive health and decrease birth rates

    A new report published today on IZA World of Labor finds that decline in births can be explained by hot weather harming reproductive health around the time of conception.
    A new report published today on IZA World of Labor finds that decline in births can be explained by hot weather harming reproductive health around the time of conception.
  • July 04, 2017

    New IZA WoL Report: The Effects of Monetary Policy Easing on Productivity Growth

    A new IZA World of Labor report finds accommodative monetary policy as applied during the 2008 financial crisis may initially increase labor demand but might impede productivity growth and recovery in the mid-term if monetary policy easing persists
    A new IZA World of Labor report finds accommodative monetary policy as applied during the 2008 financial crisis may initially increase labor demand but might impede productivity growth and recovery in the mid-term if monetary policy easing persists
  • June 27, 2017

    New IZA WoL Report: The Push and Pull Factors of Migration

    A new IZA World of Labor report publishing later today looks at the key determinants of migration such as the availability of migrant networks, differences in income across countries, and demographic factors
    A new IZA World of Labor report publishing later today looks at the key determinants of migration such as the availability of migrant networks, differences in income across countries, and demographic factors
  • June 19, 2017

    OPINION PIECE: European countries need to focus stronger on resettling refugees with the greatest needs

    In time for World Refugee Day tomorrow (20 June) IZA World of Labor is today publishing a new opinion piece on the refugee crisis. The economist Tim Hatton of Essex University argues that European countries need to find a system for sharing the burden between destination countries and for making sure that they focus stronger on resettling those in greatest need.
    In time for World Refugee Day tomorrow (20 June) IZA World of Labor is today publishing a new opinion piece on the refugee crisis. The economist Tim Hatton of Essex University argues that European countries need to find a system for sharing the burden between destination countries and for making sure that they focus stronger on resettling those in greatest need.
  • June 08, 2017

    New IZA WoL REPORT: Racial Wage Gaps In Developed Countries

    Recent research summarized in a new IZA World of Labor report suggests that to eliminate persistent racial wage differentials policymakers need to address a number of minority specific characteristics such as lower education levels and job segregation
    Recent research summarized in a new IZA World of Labor report suggests that to eliminate persistent racial wage differentials policymakers need to address a number of minority specific characteristics such as lower education levels and job segregation
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