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Discrimination against female migrants wearing a headscarf

Germany is currently experiencing a high influx of Muslim migrants. Their labor market integration is a crucial policy goal. However, females with backgrounds of migration from Muslim countries, and especially of those wearing headscarves, are still faced with high levels … Continue reading

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Using employee recognition to boost productivity

Good bosses know that recognition and words of appreciation are key tools to motivate employes and increase productivity. But what is the most effective way? Is it better to praise all employees, or just the top performers? A new IZA … Continue reading

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Having a successful start-up: How your team should be composed

Entrepreneurship is an important source of innovation and technological change. And as standard macro theory suggests, these are main drivers of growth and prosperity. For a long time entrepreneurs were stereotyped as “lone wolves”, but this is not necessarily true. … Continue reading

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How to make your employees creative – evidence from a field experiment

As globalization increases the need to continuously improve and adapt to new technology and changing competition, many companies are seeking ways to engage employees more effectively in innovation. Existing studies of employee creativity are mostly based on field studies, survey … Continue reading

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Knowing that you matter, matters: the luck of having a meaningful job

What if somebody told you that your job was completely irrelevant and useless? Would you still work with the same effort? Probably not. But what if you got more money or became “employee of the month”? In a new IZA … Continue reading

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Women are not scared of competing with males, field experiment shows

Despite increasing female labor market participation, gender differences in labor market outcomes persist: men earn more, have better employment perspectives and better access to top positions. One explanation for the persisting gender gap is that women are more reluctant to … Continue reading

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Persuading mothers to work: results from an experiment

Many women see themselves as the better providers of care for their children, and thus refrain from delegating child care. At the same time, they may be skeptical about their chances of being successful both as mothers and in their … Continue reading

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