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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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  • 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.
     
  • 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.
  • April 05, 2018

    IZA World of Labor Spotlight: Health and Wellbeing

    Saturday (7 April) is World Health Day. The World Health Organization is organizing this day for 70th time. This year this special day is dedicated to the fight for universal healthcare. According to the World Health Organization, half the world is still lacking healthcare today.
    Saturday (7 April) is World Health Day. The World Health Organization is organizing this day for 70th time. This year this special day is dedicated to the fight for universal healthcare. According to the World Health Organization, half the world is still lacking healthcare today.
  • April 04, 2018

    IZA World of Labor Spotlight: Gender Pay Gap

    In a piece published by the Daily Telegraph today Theresa May called the gender pay gap a “burning injustice” and vowed to close it “within a generation.” This statement comes amid a rapidly approaching deadline tonight for firms with more than 250 employees to publish the average pay gap between their male and female workers.
    In a piece published by the Daily Telegraph today Theresa May called the gender pay gap a “burning injustice” and vowed to close it “within a generation.” This statement comes amid a rapidly approaching deadline tonight for firms with more than 250 employees to publish the average pay gap between their male and female workers.
  • March 28, 2018

    NEW REPORT: The labor market in India: A large informal sector and falling productivity in the agricultural sector pose challenges

    A new IZA World of Labor report looking at the Indian labor market since the 1990s finds real GDP per capita today at 3.5 times their respective 1991 levels but an overwhelming proportion of the labor force continues to work in the informal sector and productivity in the dominant agricultural sector has fallen sharply.
    A new IZA World of Labor report looking at the Indian labor market since the 1990s finds real GDP per capita today at 3.5 times their respective 1991 levels but an overwhelming proportion of the labor force continues to work in the informal sector and productivity in the dominant agricultural sector has fallen sharply.
  • March 19, 2018

    IZA World of Labor Spotlight: Happiness and the Labor Market

    In time for the International Day of Happiness tomorrow IZA World of Labor has put together a wide range of recent research focusing on happiness (or its absence) and its implications for the labor market and for people’s everyday life.
    In time for the International Day of Happiness tomorrow IZA World of Labor has put together a wide range of recent research focusing on happiness (or its absence) and its implications for the labor market and for people’s everyday life.
  • February 22, 2018

    NEW REPORT: Lessons from China’s rise: The “China Shock” challenges economists’ benign view of the effect of trade integration on labor markets

    A new IZA World of Labor report publishing this Thursday (22.2.) shows how China’s rapid rise, while enormously positive for world welfare, has created identifiable losers in trade-impacted industries and the labor markets in which they are located.
    A new IZA World of Labor report publishing this Thursday (22.2.) shows how China’s rapid rise, while enormously positive for world welfare, has created identifiable losers in trade-impacted industries and the labor markets in which they are located.
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