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Press releases

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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  • February 10, 2017

    NEW REPORT: Religious people are happier, healthier, and better educated

    A new report published today on IZA World of Labor finds that moderate religiosity regulates individual risky health behavior and reduces individuals’ vulnerability to life events, from job layoff and economic hardship to countrywide economic reforms
    A new report published today on IZA World of Labor finds that moderate religiosity regulates individual risky health behavior and reduces individuals’ vulnerability to life events, from job layoff and economic hardship to countrywide economic reforms
  • February 03, 2017

    OPINION PIECE: Do firms benefit from training apprentices?

    Given the debate around the UK Apprenticeship Program, IZA World of Labor will publish an opinion piece by economist Robert I. Lerman of the Urban Institute next Monday.
    Given the debate around the UK Apprenticeship Program, IZA World of Labor will publish an opinion piece by economist Robert I. Lerman of the Urban Institute next Monday.
  • February 01, 2017

    NEW REPORT: Higher levels of public sector employment often lead to a reduction of employment in the private sector

    A timely new report now published on IZA World of Labor finds that the expansion of public sector jobs leads to “crowding out” of private sector employment; when wages are relatively unresponsive to productivity differences, this can even increase unemployment
    A timely new report now published on IZA World of Labor finds that the expansion of public sector jobs leads to “crowding out” of private sector employment; when wages are relatively unresponsive to productivity differences, this can even increase unemployment