Monthly Archives: March 2013

Women do better and seem less anxious in all-female classes

Nowadays more women attend university than men. Yet, women are still under-represented in the highest levels of technical subjects such as mathematics, physics or engineering, which eventually translates to an under-representation in high-tech sectors of the workforce. One potential mechanism … Continue reading

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The Just-Enough Budget

The budget has become something of an annual fiscal exam for spendthrift democracies around the world. In the age of globalization, India finds itself in good company with the United States and a number of European nations in trying to … Continue reading

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IZA engages for the Arab Spring

As the Arab spring has brought to light important social and economic changes, it is deemed necessary to understand how these changes affect the labor markets in countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). To achieve this IZA … Continue reading

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Ten years of “Agenda 2010”

A decade ago the German labor market was regarded as a sick patient. Today it is performing exceptionally well and has been remarkably resilient to the financial and euro crisis. This must be attributed at least in part to the … Continue reading

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Don J. DeVoretz on the economics of citizenship

In the latest IZA interview Don J. DeVoretz, IZA Research Fellow and Professor of Economics at the Simon Fraser University in Canada, talks about migration and the importance of citizenship.

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Germany, the North Star of labor policy

Germany has not only successfully managed to escape the unemployment trap it was caught in for a couple of decades, it also performed exceptionally well during and after the Great Recession. The country now appears to be the North Star … Continue reading

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U.S. budget cuts likely to aggravate income inequality

The U.S. budget cuts bear large economic and political risks for U.S. citizens as they will aggravate income inequality. This is the conclusion of researchers of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) who analyzed the effects of past … Continue reading

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