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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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  • June 29, 2016

    IZA WoL Report: Job programs with ex-combatants do not reduce rebellion

    A new report just published on IZA World of Labor shows that employment programs with ex-combatants and at-risk youth have improved their livelihoods, but not their support for non-violence and respect for law.
    A new report just published on IZA World of Labor shows that employment programs with ex-combatants and at-risk youth have improved their livelihoods, but not their support for non-violence and respect for law.
  • June 27, 2016

    IZA WoL Report: Maternal employment linked to childhood obesity

    A new report now published on IZA World of Labor links maternal employment to obesity in children but suggest that this correlation diminishes when high-quality childcare is available.
    A new report now published on IZA World of Labor links maternal employment to obesity in children but suggest that this correlation diminishes when high-quality childcare is available.
  • June 24, 2016

    IZA WoL OPINION: "Under the best of circumstances Brexit will create a smaller UK economy"

    IZA World of Labor opinion piece by Professor Daniel S. Hamermesh.
    IZA World of Labor opinion piece by Professor Daniel S. Hamermesh.
  • June 20, 2016

    TONIGHT: High Profile Panel on the Effects of Brexit on Immigration and the Labor Market

    IZA World of Labor and the Bloomsbury Institute are delighted to be hosting a high-profile panel discussion on a potential Brexit with economist Jonathan Portes, Professor L. Alan Winters, MEP Geoffrey van Orden and Allie Renison (Institute of Directors).
    IZA World of Labor and the Bloomsbury Institute are delighted to be hosting a high-profile panel discussion on a potential Brexit with economist Jonathan Portes, Professor L. Alan Winters, MEP Geoffrey van Orden and Allie Renison (Institute of Directors).
  • June 16, 2016

    New report: Immigrants should be paid the same as native workers

    According to a new report, written by economist Kathryn Anderson and published by IZA World of Labor today, there is a large wage gap between immigrant and native workers. This wage gap lessens over time (a number of decades), but never closes for many immigrant groups.
    According to a new report, written by economist Kathryn Anderson and published by IZA World of Labor today, there is a large wage gap between immigrant and native workers. This wage gap lessens over time (a number of decades), but never closes for many immigrant groups.