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Watch exclusive video from conferences, debates and other events on labor market economics, contributions from IZA World of Labor authors, and more.

  • How IZA World of Labor works

    IZA World of Labor brings together policymakers and trusted economists in the field of labor economics. It presents a free, highly accessible resource of topical, evidence-based articles that link research and current affairs. The central aim is to support and inform policymakers when making key decisions on everyday issues surrounding labor economics. Discover our new features.

  • Gender differences in wages and leadership

    Gender wage gaps and women’s underrepresentation in leadership positions exist at remarkably similar magnitudes across countries at all levels of income per capita. Women’s educational attainment and labor market participation have improved, but this has been insufficient to close the gaps. A combination of economic forces, cultural and social norms, discrimination, and unequal legal rights appear to be contributing to gender inequality. A range of policy options (such as quotas) have been implemented in some countries; some have been successful, whereas for others the effects are still unclear.

  • Do migrants take the jobs of native workers?

    Neither public opinion nor evidence-based research supports the claim of some politicians and the media that immigrants take the jobs of native-born workers. Public opinion polls in six migrant-destination countries after the 2008–2009 recession show that most people believe that immigrants fill job vacancies and many believe that they create jobs and do not take jobs from native workers. This view is corroborated by evidence-based research showing that immigrants—of all skill levels—do not significantly affect native employment in the short term and boost employment in the long term.

  • The economic consequences of Brexit - what the experts say 6/6

    Our panel of experts discuss the impact of Brexit on the economy with questions from the audience. Part six of six videos on the economic consequences of Brexit.

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