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Educational choices can help explain income inequality in Germany

Rising levels of income inequality in many developed countries have led to much political and scientific controversy. One of the empirical challenges is to identify the causes and drivers of inequality. A new study by German economists Albrecht Glitz (Universitat … Continue reading

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Unpaid graduate internships: Career boost or bust?

The rising prevalence of unpaid internships as a gateway to highly competitive careers in law, politics, creative industries, media and publishing, and the sciences, has raised concerns about diminishing social mobility, and raised questions about whether and how interns benefit … Continue reading

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GLM|LIC Call for Proposals: Growth and labor markets in low-income countries

The IZA/DFID Programme on Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (GLM|LIC) has opened the electronic application portal for Phase IV research proposals. Research projects can be proposed for the following research areas: Growth and Labour Market Outcomes Active Labour … Continue reading

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IZA continues GLM|LIC program with DFID – new website now online

Since 2011, IZA has been coordinating the “Growth and Labour Markets in Low Income Countries” program on behalf of the British Department for International Development (DFID). The objective is to fund research projects that deliver a significant new body of … Continue reading

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Long-term unemployed through the eyes of recruiters: Less motivated, less talented and less trainable

Recent research has shown that employers are reluctant to hire long-term unemployed: the longer job candidates’ unemployment spell, the lower is their chance of a positive reaction. In a new IZA Discussion Paper, scholars from Ghent University, KU Leuven, Vrije … Continue reading

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Public health in utero: How external factors influence birth outcomes

By Jeanna Canapari (Yale University) In the study of birth outcomes, going to extremes is not always necessary. While intense events such as heat waves, deep cold or famine can impact fetal development and play a major role in the … Continue reading

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Getting it right: Policies to fight youth unemployment in the EU

Despite the fact that the global financial crisis has largely come to end, youth unemployment remains high, with rates of jobless young people higher than those of adults across the entire EU. This problem has not gone unnoticed, however. Many … Continue reading

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