Monthly Archives: November 2015

The effect of linguistic proximity on immigrants’ labor market performance

With the current increase of global mobility, immigration policy has jumped to the forefront of the political agenda. Immigration can play a central role in boosting economic growth and demographic sustainability of a destination country, but it is often feared … Continue reading

Posted in Research | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The effect of linguistic proximity on immigrants’ labor market performance

Rank, sex, drugs and crime: How relative ability affects adolescents’ risky behaviors

Parents, teachers and policymakers alike are concerned with adolescents engaging in risky practices, such as drug abuse, unprotected sex, or all kinds of delinquent behaviors (stealing, fighting, etc.). Adolescents are often motivated by short-term benefits while potentially not foreseeing associated … Continue reading

Posted in Research | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Rank, sex, drugs and crime: How relative ability affects adolescents’ risky behaviors

New trends in labor economics and policy advice: IZA/CERGE-EI conference in Prague

To celebrate the work of 2015 IZA Prize laureate Jan Svejnar, IZA organized a joint conference with CERGE-EI on “Labor Economics and its Public Policy Impact on Economic Growth” in Prague on November 21, which attracted a distinguished audience of … Continue reading

Posted in IZA News | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Courage, trust and autonomy: Werner Eichhorst outlines challenges of the new world of work

In a recent podcast by the WorkLife HUB, an online platform focusing on work-life balance topics, Werner Eichhorst speaks about the challenges and opportunities of future work. He describes what to expect from the rising importance of robots in the workplace … Continue reading

Posted in Opinions | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Courage, trust and autonomy: Werner Eichhorst outlines challenges of the new world of work

Sexual orientation related to preferences for competition

The gender wage gap is one of the most researched empirical facts in labor economics. But it is not only the biological sex that is related to wages. A small but growing empirical evidence documents how individual sexual orientation is … Continue reading

Posted in Research | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Sexual orientation related to preferences for competition

Demanding occupations and the retirement age

With populations aging in across most developed countries, governments are under pressure to reform pension schemes to guarantee their fiscal sustainability. Raising the statutory retirement age – the age at which individuals are entitled to ‘full’ retirement benefits – is … Continue reading

Posted in Research | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

IZA World of Labor informs B20 Employment Taskforce Report

When global leaders meet at the G20 summit in Antalya this weekend, they will receive prioritized policy recommendations from the B20 Employment Taskforce. The report of the taskforce, to which IZA Director Klaus F. Zimmermann has contributed as a member, … Continue reading

Posted in IZA News | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on IZA World of Labor informs B20 Employment Taskforce Report