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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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  • 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.
  • October 13, 2016

    New IZA WoL Report: Migration and alcohol abuse affected education in European transition economies

    A new report published today on IZA World of Labor shows that access to education has been hampered by economic and family shocks in south-east Europe and countries of the former Soviet Union
    A new report published today on IZA World of Labor shows that access to education has been hampered by economic and family shocks in south-east Europe and countries of the former Soviet Union