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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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  • October 26, 2017

    NEW REPORT: The value of incorporating genetic data in the design of public policy

    A timely new IZA World of Labor report publishing today finds that significant benefits to the understanding of socio-economic outcomes and the design of both social and education policy may be gained by effectively and safely utilizing genetic data.
    A timely new IZA World of Labor report publishing today finds that significant benefits to the understanding of socio-economic outcomes and the design of both social and education policy may be gained by effectively and safely utilizing genetic data.
  • October 17, 2017

    OPINION PIECE: An increase of the minimum wage needs to be accompanied by complementary policies to be an effective tool for poverty reduction

    A number of developing countries, among them Malaysia, Zambia and Cambodia, have recently raised or announced a revised minimum wage rate. A new opinion piece now published on IZA World of Labor in time for the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17 argues that increasing the minimum wage alone will only have a modest impact on poverty. In order to be an effective tool in reducing poverty raising the minimum wage needs to be part of a comprehensive poverty reduction package.
    A number of developing countries, among them Malaysia, Zambia and Cambodia, have recently raised or announced a revised minimum wage rate. A new opinion piece now published on IZA World of Labor in time for the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17 argues that increasing the minimum wage alone will only have a modest impact on poverty. In order to be an effective tool in reducing poverty raising the minimum wage needs to be part of a comprehensive poverty reduction package.
  • October 01, 2017

    At a Glance: Pensions, retirement, and late-life working

    People are living longer than ever before; they are also working longer as governments extend state pension ages to reflect society. According to the UN, global life expectancy is expected to reach 81 by the end of the century. In 2050, for the first time in human history, there will be more persons over 60 than children in the world. Ahead of International Older Persons' Day, get an overview of the important issues impacting older people in the labor market.
    People are living longer than ever before; they are also working longer as governments extend state pension ages to reflect society. According to the UN, global life expectancy is expected to reach 81 by the end of the century. In 2050, for the first time in human history, there will be more persons over 60 than children in the world. Ahead of International Older Persons' Day, get an overview of the important issues impacting older people in the labor market.