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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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  • December 14, 2015

    NEW REPORT: Preschool programs boost achievement and reduce inequality

    A new report, being published on IZA World of Labor, presents strong evidence that preschool programs reduce inequality and improve outcomes particularly for children from disadvantaged backgrounds
    A new report, being published on IZA World of Labor, presents strong evidence that preschool programs reduce inequality and improve outcomes particularly for children from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • November 17, 2015

    New Report: Google search data can help forecast unemployment

    Policymakers could forecast trends such as spikes in unemployment or mortgage delinquencies with the help of Google search activity data.
    Policymakers could forecast trends such as spikes in unemployment or mortgage delinquencies with the help of Google search activity data.
  • November 05, 2015

    New report: Auctioning immigration visas to highest bidder would boost economic growth

    Auctioning immigration visas would boost economic growth argues a new report by the German Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
    Auctioning immigration visas would boost economic growth argues a new report by the German Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
  • September 22, 2015

    SEXUAL HARASSMENT DAMAGES BUSINESS AND EMPLOYEES

    New report by US economist Joni Hersch, publishing on 1st October on IZA World of Labor, finds that sexual harassment is far more prolific and economically damaging than previously thought: On average 30 to 50% of women have experienced sexual harassment, with rates varying wildly by country, from 11% in Denmark to 81% in Austria.
    New report by US economist Joni Hersch, publishing on 1st October on IZA World of Labor, finds that sexual harassment is far more prolific and economically damaging than previously thought: On average 30 to 50% of women have experienced sexual harassment, with rates varying wildly by country, from 11% in Denmark to 81% in Austria.
  • June 29, 2015

    New report: Physically attractive people earn 15% more than plainer colleagues

    A new report by economist Eva Sierminska, just published on IZA World of Labor, shows that good-looking people earn higher wages than those who are less attractive.
    A new report by economist Eva Sierminska, just published on IZA World of Labor, shows that good-looking people earn higher wages than those who are less attractive.
  • June 18, 2015

    New Report: Performance-related-pay for teachers could improve education system

    A new report by economist Scott Imberman published today on IZA World of Labor shows that well-designed performance-related-pay (PRP) schemes for teachers can effectively improve student performance. The report states that teacher credentials and experience have little impact on student performance, so pay should no longer be determined by these factors.
    A new report by economist Scott Imberman published today on IZA World of Labor shows that well-designed performance-related-pay (PRP) schemes for teachers can effectively improve student performance. The report states that teacher credentials and experience have little impact on student performance, so pay should no longer be determined by these factors.
  • May 27, 2015

    Technological advances could create more jobs, rather than destroying them as previously thought

    Recently, there has been much discussion in the media about robots and automated systems replacing humans in the workplace. In a new article on IZA World of Labor, Marco Vivarelli explains how some technological advances can actually create rather than destroy jobs.
    Recently, there has been much discussion in the media about robots and automated systems replacing humans in the workplace. In a new article on IZA World of Labor, Marco Vivarelli explains how some technological advances can actually create rather than destroy jobs.
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