Tag Archives: career

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

Posted in Research | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Unpaid graduate internships: Career boost or bust?

How personality is affected by birth order and birth spacing

The family environment is among the most important factors in the development of a child’s personality. It is evident that parental strategies and the amount of time and resources that parents are able to put towards their children would have … Continue reading

Posted in Research | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on How personality is affected by birth order and birth spacing

Why do many European graduates end up in lower-paid jobs?

Skill mismatch has become an issue of increasing policy concern in the aftermath of the economic crisis, which saw high levels of youth unemployment in the EU economy. Weak labor demand, combined with rising levels of higher education attainment, have … Continue reading

Posted in Research | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Why do many European graduates end up in lower-paid jobs?

How to increase the attractiveness of STEM for female students

Women have been traditionally under-represented in college major fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Analyzing the reasons is one of the hottest topics in the economics of education. Low graduation rates in STEM fields among women are believed … Continue reading

Posted in Research | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on How to increase the attractiveness of STEM for female students

Debunking the myth of job-stealing immigrants: NYT article draws on research from the IZA network

In the face of increasing migrant flows, public discourse often focuses on the perceived negative effects on the native population. But do less educated immigrants really displace similarly skilled native workers? Or do they rather complement native skills, thus stimulating … Continue reading

Posted in Research | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Debunking the myth of job-stealing immigrants: NYT article draws on research from the IZA network

How important are your professors for your career?

Everybody who went to university remembers inspiring and motivated professors, but also really dull ones. A new IZA Discussion Paper by Michela Braga,  Marco Paccagnella and Michele Pellizzari investigates whether these boring lectures were not only a waste of time, … Continue reading

Posted in Research | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on How important are your professors for your career?