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IZA/IAB Linked Evaluation Dataset: New resource for the analysis of labor market policies

High-quality data are the key to evaluating the effectiveness of labor market policies. While administrative datasets provide detailed and reliable information on individual job histories, survey data give insights into individual behavior, attitudes and subjective experiences. A joint project by … Continue reading

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From a global perspective: Assessing the effects of labor market reforms

Since the 2008/09 global recession unemployment and inequality have been on a rise. Reforms of labor markets have been one prominent feature in different countries and regions over the last years, not least in the context of the 2008/09 global … Continue reading

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Inter-ethnic interaction shapes attitudes towards minorities

Hostile attitudes of majority members towards ethnic, racial or social minorities are of major concern for policymakers and researchers alike. In his talk in the IZA Research Seminar, Scott E. Carrell (University of California, Davis) presented compelling evidence for the … Continue reading

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Sports and exercise boost labor market performance and earnings

Many public policy campaigns aim at encouraging people to be more physically active. Sports and exercise enhance physical and mental health, as well as soft skills like self-discipline, endurance, stress management, and team work. All of this can also boost … Continue reading

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Why start-up subsidies even help in labor market slumps

Subsidizing unemployed workers to start their own business has been proven an effective policy tool to improve long-term employment and income prospects of unemployed. One open question is whether these labor market programs also work in regions with bad labor … Continue reading

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Explaining the impact of the crisis on young and old workers in the EU

A new research project coordinated by IZA experts Werner Eichhorst and Michael Kendzia and commissioned by the EP Committee on Employment and Social Affairs analyzes the impact of the economic crisis on European labor markets, with special attention to the … Continue reading

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Explaining the Spanish labor market slump

With the reform of 1984, fixed-term contracts soared representing one-third of wage and salary workers in Spain. In contrast to permanent contracts, fixed-term contracts offer no severance pay, low benefits and wages, little human capital accumulation and high turnover. While … Continue reading

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