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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

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Do we have to be afraid of the future world of work?

The current public debate in many developed countries about the future of paid employment is characterized by strong feelings of uncertainty. Studies emphasizing the potentially deep and severe impact of globalization and automation have nourished fears of significant job destruction … Continue reading

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Student internships increase wages later in life

Most university students complete an internship while pursuing an academic degree: some work during the semester breaks, others even take a whole semester off to gain some work experience. In Germany, nearly 80 percent of all students had at least … Continue reading

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Older people are less productive: Evidence from professional chess players

Do people become less productive when they grow old? According to a new IZA Discussion Paper by Marco Bertoni, Giorgio Brunello and Lorenzo Rocco the answer is Yes. The authors analyze data on professional chess players — individuals doing a … Continue reading

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