Monthly Archives: December 2014

Terrorist attacks also affect future generations

Terrorist attacks have detrimental effects not only on those directly affected as victims. The negative consequences also extend to future generations, according to a new IZA Discussion Paper by Climent Quintana-Domeque and Pedro Ródenas-Serrano. Unborn babies show a number of … Continue reading

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Active Labor Market Policy reduced crime in Denmark

The fact that it has been difficult to document a consistent positive effect of the often huge public spending on activation of the unemployed does not imply that it is without consequences how unemployed individuals are spending their time and … Continue reading

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Girls benefit most from attending an elite school

Parents have strong preferences for sending their children to the best schools available. There seems to be a general perception that graduating from a elite school equals winning a lottery in life chances. Empirical evidence though tells a different story, … Continue reading

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Should you come out in the workplace and would your employer care?

According to a report by Nick Drydakis published by IZA World of Labor today, half of gay and lesbian employees do not reveal their sexual orientation in the workplace for fear of discrimination and harassment. The report goes on to … Continue reading

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More women in leadership positions don’t make firms more successful

Many European countries are contemplating (or have already introduced) mandatory quotas for the share of women on the executive level of firms. The idea is to help women break the glass ceiling and create more equality of opportunity also in … Continue reading

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Academia Europaea: Zimmermann appointed Chair of the Economics Section

IZA Director Klaus F. Zimmermann (University of Bonn) has been appointed Chair of the Section for Economics, Business and Management Sciences of the Academia Europaea, the European Academy of Sciences. He also became a member of the Council of the … Continue reading

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American women respond to immigration inflows by having more children

The hot debate about President Obama’s immigration reform shows that many Americans still view immigrants as taking jobs away from natives – while in fact quite the opposite can be true: In a recent IZA Discussion Paper, Delia Furtado shows that … Continue reading

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