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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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  • 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.
  • May 26, 2015

    The minimum wage induces immigration

    In a new article published today on IZA World of Labor, economist and Director of Research at the Institute for the Study of Labor, Corrado Giulietti writes that countries with a minimum wage attract more low-skilled immigrants.
    In a new article published today on IZA World of Labor, economist and Director of Research at the Institute for the Study of Labor, Corrado Giulietti writes that countries with a minimum wage attract more low-skilled immigrants.
  • May 19, 2015

    Do pay incentives and financial participation schemes have an effect on a firm’s performance?

    In a new article published today on IZA World of Labor, Claudio Lucifora writes that performance-related pay (PRP) increases worker productivity, which comes as no surprise. What’s new is that Lucifora finds that the financial incentives with maximum effect upon employee and firm success are schemes which reward individual performance rather than group performance.
    In a new article published today on IZA World of Labor, Claudio Lucifora writes that performance-related pay (PRP) increases worker productivity, which comes as no surprise. What’s new is that Lucifora finds that the financial incentives with maximum effect upon employee and firm success are schemes which reward individual performance rather than group performance.