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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 succinct 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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  • December 03, 2018

    NEW REPORT: Workers Work More when Earnings are High

    A new IZA World of Labor report, shows that workers’ effort may be more responsive to wage incentives and therefore the efficiency costs of progressive labor income taxation larger than previously thought.
    A new IZA World of Labor report, shows that workers’ effort may be more responsive to wage incentives and therefore the efficiency costs of progressive labor income taxation larger than previously thought.
  • November 01, 2018

    NEW REPORT: Taxpayer effects of immigration points countries to favoring high-skilled, higher-income immigrants of working age

    A new IZA World of Labor report shows that tax payer effects of immigration are positive for educated but negative for poorly educated immigrants. Welfare dependency appears partly to be related to whether they are EU or non-EU migrants.  
    A new IZA World of Labor report shows that tax payer effects of immigration are positive for educated but negative for poorly educated immigrants. Welfare dependency appears partly to be related to whether they are EU or non-EU migrants.  
  • September 24, 2018

    NEW REPORT: The challenges of Big Data: Economists need to acquire new skills to take full advantage of the volume of data sets available

    Due to the prevalence of connected digital devices, observational data sets are now much larger and of higher frequency than traditional surveys. A new IZA World of Labor report shows researchers need fresh training and thinking to learn from data sets of this size.
    Due to the prevalence of connected digital devices, observational data sets are now much larger and of higher frequency than traditional surveys. A new IZA World of Labor report shows researchers need fresh training and thinking to learn from data sets of this size.
  • June 06, 2018

    NEW REPORT: Regulating trade is not the best way to help lower-income workers who suffer from trade-induced losses.

    As the EU has announced retaliatory trade measures against Trump’s new tariffs, a timely IZA World of Labor report looks at the effects of trade regulation on firms and workers. It shows that reducing adjustment costs to trade liberalization would be a more effective policy to boost employment than trying to restrict trade.
     
    As the EU has announced retaliatory trade measures against Trump’s new tariffs, a timely IZA World of Labor report looks at the effects of trade regulation on firms and workers. It shows that reducing adjustment costs to trade liberalization would be a more effective policy to boost employment than trying to restrict trade.
     
  • June 01, 2018

    NEW REPORT: Do anti-discrimination policies work?

    A majority of the population of the EU views discrimination as being widespread. A new IZA World of Labor report shows that anti-discrimination policies that rely on a punitive approach are not sufficient to combat discrimination. New research is shedding light on the impact of interventions that aim to reduce prejudices.
    A majority of the population of the EU views discrimination as being widespread. A new IZA World of Labor report shows that anti-discrimination policies that rely on a punitive approach are not sufficient to combat discrimination. New research is shedding light on the impact of interventions that aim to reduce prejudices.
  • May 28, 2018

    NEW REPORT: The Chinese labor market 2000-2016: The economy has boomed, but a rapidly aging labor force presents substantial challenges

    One of the leading factors behind China’s remarkable economic growth during the last three decades has been its very large working-age population. However, a new IZA World of Labor report shows as this population ages, a potentially insufficient labor force may threaten future economic growth.
    One of the leading factors behind China’s remarkable economic growth during the last three decades has been its very large working-age population. However, a new IZA World of Labor report shows as this population ages, a potentially insufficient labor force may threaten future economic growth.
  • May 16, 2018

    NEW REPORT: Universal childcare could be more beneficial to children’s educational and employment outcomes than long parental leave schemes

    Most OECD countries spend substantially more on maternity leave schemes than on early childcare. A new IZA World of Labor report shows that extending maternity leave beyond the first months generate few positive long-term effects on child outcomes, especially when the alternative care quality is high.
    Most OECD countries spend substantially more on maternity leave schemes than on early childcare. A new IZA World of Labor report shows that extending maternity leave beyond the first months generate few positive long-term effects on child outcomes, especially when the alternative care quality is high.
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