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Will robots take over? How automation changes the world of work

Technological change has advanced digitalization and automation in a number of industries, raising fears that human workers will eventually become redundant. Recent studies predict that almost half of existing jobs are at risk of becoming extinct due to this process. … Continue reading

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A note from the new Editor-in-Chief: Daniel Hamermesh about IZA World of Labor

I have just begun my tenure as Editor-in-Chief of IZA World of Labor (WoL), and I am thrilled to be part of this enterprise. I have devoted a 50-year career to labor economics, a field increasingly growing in importance and … Continue reading

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Don’t be afraid of the future of work! Werner Eichhorst explains current labor market trends

A new book edited by Werner Eichhorst and Paul Marx looks at Non-Standard Employment in Post-Industrial Labour Markets. Examining the occupational variation within non-standard employment, the book combines case studies and comparative writing to illustrate how and why alternative occupational … Continue reading

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Carmel Chiswick on the effect of economic choices for religious traditions

In a video interview, IZA Fellow Carmel U. Chiswick (George Washington University) talks about the link between economic choices and religious traditions. She states how economic incentives can be the context for religious traditions and what the economic choices are … Continue reading

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Barry Chiswick on the design of immigration policies

In a video interview, IZA Fellow Barry Chiswick (George Washington University) talks about the design of immigration policies. He explains how today’s immigration policy can draw on the U.S. experience with mass immigration a century ago, and whether the current … Continue reading

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David Neumark on the employment effects of minimum wages

In a video interview, IZA Fellow David Neumark (University of California, Irvine) talks about the employment effects of minimum wages – one of the most hotly debated issues in labor economics. Although a minimum wage policy is intended to ensure … Continue reading

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Solomon Polachek on equal pay and the gender wage gap

In a video interview, IZA Fellow Solomon Polachek (State University of New York at Binghamton) talks about equal pay and the gender wage gap. He explains that equal pay policies based on wage outcomes have had little effect on the … Continue reading

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