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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.

IZA World of Labor authors are happy to speak to the press about their research. If you have an enquiry about a labor market issue, please search our spokesperson database to find and directly contact a relevant spokesperson.

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  • December 22, 2016

    NEW REPORT: Citizenship needs rethinking in a globalized world

    A new report published on IZA World of Labor finds that a new multicultural and inclusive approach to citizenship law can ensure the successful integration of migrants in a globalized world.
    A new report published on IZA World of Labor finds that a new multicultural and inclusive approach to citizenship law can ensure the successful integration of migrants in a globalized world.
  • December 15, 2016

    New IZA WoL Report: Happy workers are more productive

    A new report to be published on IZA World of Labor tomorrow Thursday 15 December summarizes the latest research indicating that a rise in workers’ happiness leads to an increase in productivity; and companies would profit from investment in their employees’ well-being
    A new report to be published on IZA World of Labor tomorrow Thursday 15 December summarizes the latest research indicating that a rise in workers’ happiness leads to an increase in productivity; and companies would profit from investment in their employees’ well-being
  • December 13, 2016

    NEW REPORT: Employee ownership improves the performance of companies

    A new report published today on IZA World of Labor finds that employee ownership is linked to higher company performance, and often adds to worker pay, employment stability, and company survival.
    A new report published today on IZA World of Labor finds that employee ownership is linked to higher company performance, and often adds to worker pay, employment stability, and company survival.
  • November 17, 2016

    NEW REPORT: Universal preschool does not always increase mothers’ labor supply

    A new report published on IZA World of Labor finds that the impact of universal preschool policies on maternal labor supply varies considerably depending on the policy design and the country context.
    A new report published on IZA World of Labor finds that the impact of universal preschool policies on maternal labor supply varies considerably depending on the policy design and the country context.
  • November 09, 2016

    NEW REPORT: Privatization in transition economies has a positive impact on employment and productivity

    A new report published on IZA World of Labor finds that the privatization of state-owned enterprises (SOE) in transition economies improves firm-level employment and productivity. These findings are contrary to the fears of some politicians that privatized firms cut jobs when they face competitive pressure from the market economy.
    A new report published on IZA World of Labor finds that the privatization of state-owned enterprises (SOE) in transition economies improves firm-level employment and productivity. These findings are contrary to the fears of some politicians that privatized firms cut jobs when they face competitive pressure from the market economy.
  • November 01, 2016

    Emigration supports democratization of institutions in the home country

    A new report published today on IZA World of Labor provides evidence that emigration to more democratic countries has positive political effects on the home countries’ institutions
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    A new report published today on IZA World of Labor provides evidence that emigration to more democratic countries has positive political effects on the home countries’ institutions
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  • October 19, 2016

    New IZA WoL Report: Between 30% and 50% of workers report finding their current job through referrals

    A new report published on IZA World of Labor shows that job-referral networks can make labor markets more productive and efficient but may increase the importance of luck in job matches.
    A new report published on IZA World of Labor shows that job-referral networks can make labor markets more productive and efficient but may increase the importance of luck in job matches.
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