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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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  • January 20, 2017

    NEW REPORT: Overhead costs are a poor guide for charitable giving

    A new report to be published on IZA World of Labor today finds overhead cost ratios are a poor metric for judging the effectiveness of charities and often leads charities to underinvest in skilled labor and necessary infrastructure
    A new report to be published on IZA World of Labor today finds overhead cost ratios are a poor metric for judging the effectiveness of charities and often leads charities to underinvest in skilled labor and necessary infrastructure
  • January 12, 2017

    NEW REPORT: The economics of mental health

    Just as Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a number of new policies aiming to improve mental health care IZA World of Labor publishes today a timely new report by the economist Sir Richard Layard on the economic costs of mental illness
    Just as Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a number of new policies aiming to improve mental health care IZA World of Labor publishes today a timely new report by the economist Sir Richard Layard on the economic costs of mental illness
  • January 06, 2017

    NEW REPORT: Female leadership increases companies’ performance and reduces gender inequality which remains high around the world

    A new report to be published on IZA World of Labor today looks at the reasons for the persistence of wage and leadership gender gaps and their causes and consequences. It emphasizes the beneficial role of female leaders in reducing gender inequality.
    A new report to be published on IZA World of Labor today looks at the reasons for the persistence of wage and leadership gender gaps and their causes and consequences. It emphasizes the beneficial role of female leaders in reducing gender inequality.