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  • Five common fears about immigration

    Migration's impact on the native labor force is a major concern among politicians, policymakers, and the public, and is a key factor in shaping migration policy. Research shows that immigration and emigration have positive and negative implications for the native workforce, and that these often differ sharply from public perceptions and media coverage

  • IZA Chief Executive Officer Hilmar Schneider on IZA World of Labor

    IZA Chief Executive Officer Hilmar Schneider discusses how IZA World of Labor's mission to help society by providing evidence-based articles in an easily understandable language.

  • The labor market in Germany, 2000–2016

    The EU’s largest economy, Germany, has managed to find an effective and unique combination of flexibility and rigidity in its labor market. Institutions that typically characterize rigid labor markets are effectively balanced by flexibility instruments. Important developments since 2000 include steadily decreasing unemployment rates (since 2005), increasing participation rates, and (since 2011) moderately increasing labor compensation. The German labor market has also been remarkably robust to the impacts of the Great Recession, thus providing a useful case study for other developed countries.

  • Ulf Rinne discusses Germany's labor market

    How did Germany go from being the "sick man of Europe" to an economic powerhouse? What are the risks to its success? Does integrating refugees in the labor market work? In this video Ulf Rinne discusses Germany's labor market success.

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