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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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  • February 26, 2015

    Youth sports boost grades and earnings

    With government budgets being squeezed around the world, many school districts have cut funding for sport. The value of sport is hard to measure, but a new article by Michael A. Leeds suggests that participating in sport can boost grades and even earnings after graduation.
    With government budgets being squeezed around the world, many school districts have cut funding for sport. The value of sport is hard to measure, but a new article by Michael A. Leeds suggests that participating in sport can boost grades and even earnings after graduation.
  • February 24, 2015

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    Research discussed in a new paper by Ugo Colombino shows that, under certain conditions, UBI might be an important policy innovation for redistributing the gains from automation and globalization, building a buffer against shocks and systemic risks, and generating positive labor supply incentives among poor people.
    Research discussed in a new paper by Ugo Colombino shows that, under certain conditions, UBI might be an important policy innovation for redistributing the gains from automation and globalization, building a buffer against shocks and systemic risks, and generating positive labor supply incentives among poor people.
  • February 19, 2015

    Sporting activity increases employment prospects and income

    Who would have thought that sport and fitness could play a part in gaining employment? Many studies have shown that exercise not only improves your health, but can also boost skills such as teamwork, self-discipline, endurance, stress management, and self-confidence.
    Who would have thought that sport and fitness could play a part in gaining employment? Many studies have shown that exercise not only improves your health, but can also boost skills such as teamwork, self-discipline, endurance, stress management, and self-confidence.
  • February 11, 2015

    Better access to citizenship improves economic success of immigrants

    Across Europe, many countries struggle with the challenge of integrating immigrants into the labor market. Recent immigrants are more likely to be unemployed and often earn less than native workers.
    Across Europe, many countries struggle with the challenge of integrating immigrants into the labor market. Recent immigrants are more likely to be unemployed and often earn less than native workers.