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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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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

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How language influences children’s economic behavior

Patience is an important trait in children that can make a difference for a lifetime. Many disciplines, including economics, have studied how patience in intertemporal choices – preferring a later but larger reward over a sooner but smaller reward – … Continue reading

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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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Employee performance and the value of the bosses: Video interview with Kathryn Shaw

Employees should ultimately be paid for performance, not for working hours, says Kathryn Shaw (Stanford University and IZA) in a video interview. If hourly wages are paid, that entails choosing high-performing employees carefully. While wage inequality within firms serves to … Continue reading

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How Viagra changed the lifestyle of elderly men

The introduction of Viagra in 1998 changed the world of men suffering from erectile dysfunction. Up until then, there were nearly no remedies available that could have helped men effectively. No wonder that within a few months after its introduction, … Continue reading

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A culture of crime: growing up with the mafia next door

Organized crime generates about two percent of global GDP. While this is already a considerable share, the mafia and other groups of criminals might have an even higher economic impact by shaping the norms and attitudes of their surrounding societies, … Continue reading

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