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Sexual harassment on the job is detrimental to job stability, productivity and well-being

More than 75 countries have enacted legislation prohibiting workplace sexual harassment as a violation of human rights. Still, it remains a pervasive – and blatantly underreported – phenomenon that lowers workplace productivity and job satisfaction, thereby increasing absenteeism and quits. … Continue reading

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From challenge to opportunity: Europe and the refugee crisis

Up until recently, many Europeans knew images of large refugee camps and desperate families trying to cross borders only from TV screens. The unprecedented influx of refugees into Europe, the largest since World War II, have made these scenes reality … Continue reading

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Early-life medical interventions benefit siblings of treated children

When newborns with a too low birth weight are treated,  even their non-affected siblings benefit. This is the conclusion of a recent IZA Discussion Paper authored by N. Meltem Daysal, Sanni Breining, Marianne Simonsen, and Mircea Trandafir, using data from … Continue reading

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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

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The Eurozone crisis: What really motivates Germany

In the global debate about the Eurozone crisis, Germany has come in for a lot of criticism. The German position has been described as engaging in a “morality tale” (aimed at forcing other countries to pay back their debts). Alternatively, … Continue reading

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Exposure to Ramadan in utero affects labor market outcomes

Nutritional disruptions experienced during the stage of fetal development impair an individual’s labor market productivity later in life. This is shown in a new IZA paper by Marie Louise Schultz-Nielsen, Erdal Tekin and Jane Greve, who analyze intrauterine exposure to … Continue reading

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Migration decisions of couples: Who wears the pants?

Couples are less likely than singles, but more likely than families to emigrate to a different country. But who makes the decision to migrate? Does the traditional role model prevail, where the man’s career prospects play the most important role? … Continue reading

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