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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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  • June 27, 2017

    New IZA WoL Report: The Push and Pull Factors of Migration

    A new IZA World of Labor report publishing later today looks at the key determinants of migration such as the availability of migrant networks, differences in income across countries, and demographic factors
    A new IZA World of Labor report publishing later today looks at the key determinants of migration such as the availability of migrant networks, differences in income across countries, and demographic factors
  • June 19, 2017

    OPINION PIECE: European countries need to focus stronger on resettling refugees with the greatest needs

    In time for World Refugee Day tomorrow (20 June) IZA World of Labor is today publishing a new opinion piece on the refugee crisis. The economist Tim Hatton of Essex University argues that European countries need to find a system for sharing the burden between destination countries and for making sure that they focus stronger on resettling those in greatest need.
    In time for World Refugee Day tomorrow (20 June) IZA World of Labor is today publishing a new opinion piece on the refugee crisis. The economist Tim Hatton of Essex University argues that European countries need to find a system for sharing the burden between destination countries and for making sure that they focus stronger on resettling those in greatest need.
  • June 08, 2017

    New IZA WoL REPORT: Racial Wage Gaps In Developed Countries

    Recent research summarized in a new IZA World of Labor report suggests that to eliminate persistent racial wage differentials policymakers need to address a number of minority specific characteristics such as lower education levels and job segregation
    Recent research summarized in a new IZA World of Labor report suggests that to eliminate persistent racial wage differentials policymakers need to address a number of minority specific characteristics such as lower education levels and job segregation
  • June 06, 2017

    New IZA WoL Report: Air pollution affects workers’ productivity

    Recent research summarized in a new IZA World of Labor report finds improvements in air quality lead to improvements in worker productivity, challenging the often-cited economic argument against environmental regulations
    Recent research summarized in a new IZA World of Labor report finds improvements in air quality lead to improvements in worker productivity, challenging the often-cited economic argument against environmental regulations
  • June 01, 2017

    NEW REPORT: Good-looking political candidates win more votes around the world

    A timely new IZA World of Labor report shows that good-looking candidates have an electoral advantage around the world. Furthermore, politicians on the right are found to be more attractive. Therefore, the importance of beauty in politics favors conservative parties.
    A timely new IZA World of Labor report shows that good-looking candidates have an electoral advantage around the world. Furthermore, politicians on the right are found to be more attractive. Therefore, the importance of beauty in politics favors conservative parties.