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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

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A European perspective on long-term unemployment

In the aftermath of the 2008/09 recession, long-term unemployment has increased in many EU member states. Even in some countries with a favorable economic environment that contributed to declines in overall unemployment, the share of long-term unemployed in total unemployment … Continue reading

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30 years after Schengen: Freedom of movement in danger

In June 1985, European leaders met in the town of Schengen in Luxembourg. They agreed to gradually relax border controls between their countries. Today the Schengen Area comprises 26 European countries that have abolished passport checks and other types of … Continue reading

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Interview: Costs and benefits of emigration from West Africa

Held in Dakar, Senegal, this year’s Annual Migration Meeting (AM²) acquired a tragic topicality: The ongoing loss of lives in the Mediterranean Sea makes migration from Africa to Europe one of the most pressing policy challenges at the moment. Tomorrow … Continue reading

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Challenges for African migration to Europe discussed at the 12th Annual Migration Meeting in Dakar, Senegal

The 12th Annual Migration Meeting (AM²) organized by IZA, the University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar and CRES under the leadership of IZA Program Director Amelie Constant, is currently under way in Dakar/Senegal. The central topic of this year’s meeting … Continue reading

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What France can learn from Italy about labor market reforms

In an opinion piece published in the Wall Street Journal, IZA Director Klaus F. Zimmermann analyzes European policymakers’ latest efforts at implementing difficult but necessary labor market reforms. Zimmermann sees remarkable progress in Italy, but lack of action in France. … 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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