Monthly Archives: April 2013

Older workers use longer unemployment benefit duration to retire earlier

Extending the duration of unemployment insurance (UI) bene fits is one of the most important policy instruments to ease economic hardships of job losers – this is especially true for older workers who might be less likely to find a new … Continue reading

Posted in Research | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Older workers use longer unemployment benefit duration to retire earlier

Blacks are still less happy than whites in the United States

In the United States the well-being of blacks is still below the well-being of whites. This has been shown by a new IZA Discussion paper by Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers. Yet, compared to the early 1970s the study reveals … Continue reading

Posted in Research | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Blacks are still less happy than whites in the United States

IZA interview: Pierre Cahuc on youth unemployment in Europe

In the latest IZA interview, Pierre Cahuc, IZA Program Director for “Labor Markets and Institutions”, talks about youth unemployment in Europe. Pierre Cahuc is also one of the experts presenting the report on youth unemployment to French Prime Minister Jean-Marc … Continue reading

Posted in Videos | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on IZA interview: Pierre Cahuc on youth unemployment in Europe

Youth unemployment in France at record high: Study recommends activation policies and dual system of vocational training

A French-German team of prominent economists including IZA Director Klaus F. Zimmermann has presented an expert report to French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault which outlines ways to fight the alarmingly high rate of youth unemployment in the EU’s second-largest country. … Continue reading

Posted in IZA News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Youth unemployment in France at record high: Study recommends activation policies and dual system of vocational training

What (not) to expect from the EU Youth Guarantee

The so-called Youth Guarantee is one of the core EU policy tools to combat massive youth unemployment in some Member States. The basic idea is that nobody below the age of 25 is left alone, but receives a good quality … Continue reading

Posted in Opinions | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on What (not) to expect from the EU Youth Guarantee

Search and mating: the effect of the Internet on marriage rates

Internet facilitates searching tremendously. This should not only be true when you shop online for books or software, but also when you are look for a partner. A new IZA discussion paper by Andriana Bellou examines the effects of Internet … Continue reading

Posted in Research | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Search and mating: the effect of the Internet on marriage rates

Global economic recovery stuck below takeoff speed

The global economic recovery remains stuck below takeoff speed, unable to achieve liftoff and facing the risk of stalling. Half-hearted fiscal austerity measures are proving to be a drag on growth and doing little to rebuild investor and consumer confidence. Monetary … Continue reading

Posted in Opinions | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Global economic recovery stuck below takeoff speed