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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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  • April 21, 2015

    Families left behind by migrant workers do not always benefit

    In a new article for IZA World of Labor, Sylvie Démurger discusses how a family member migrating to another country to work does not always have positive implications for the rest of the family left behind. The effect of a family member’s migration on those who stay behind can be either positive or negative, depending on individual circumstances.
    In a new article for IZA World of Labor, Sylvie Démurger discusses how a family member migrating to another country to work does not always have positive implications for the rest of the family left behind. The effect of a family member’s migration on those who stay behind can be either positive or negative, depending on individual circumstances.
  • April 09, 2015

    Immigrants “move on” regardless of labor market success

    In a new article for IZA World of Labor, Govert Bijwaard discusses how, in today’s globalized world, migrants are frequently circulating. In other words, both low-income and high-income migrants leave host countries at a relatively fast pace.
    In a new article for IZA World of Labor, Govert Bijwaard discusses how, in today’s globalized world, migrants are frequently circulating. In other words, both low-income and high-income migrants leave host countries at a relatively fast pace.
  • April 07, 2015

    Feeling less “well-off” than your peers can lower general health and motivation

    A new article by Xi Chen discusses the effect of social inequality on general well-being. He compiles evidence to show that people who are relatively less “well-off” than their peers suffer from significantly lower levels of happiness and motivation. In other words, despite sharp rises in income, persistent inequality has prevented average well-being levels from improving.
    A new article by Xi Chen discusses the effect of social inequality on general well-being. He compiles evidence to show that people who are relatively less “well-off” than their peers suffer from significantly lower levels of happiness and motivation. In other words, despite sharp rises in income, persistent inequality has prevented average well-being levels from improving.