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Low-skilled immigration causes human capital polarization in Italy

While there is a vast literature considering the labor market effects of immigration, less has been done to investigate how immigration affects the educational choices of young natives, especially in Europe. A new IZA discussion paper by University of Padova … Continue reading

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How social norms affect smoking behavior

Today on World No Tobacco Day, the WHO highlights the various negative effects of smoking, calling attention to the fact that tobacco use worldwide causes more than 7 million deaths every year. Since the effects on health, income and productivity … Continue reading

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Decoding attitudes towards migrants

The recent political success of right-wing populists in the US and in many European countries is often attributed to a surge in anti-immigrant sentiments among broad parts of voter populations. Researchers, however, have struggled to understand the development of these … Continue reading

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The right mix of migrants to meet Germany’s needs

“In past decades, Germany has made great strides with the integration of foreigners. Those achievements must be defended prudently and balanced with the country‚Äôs demographic challenges. Indiscriminately admitting all refugees from war, including often illiterate and unskilled youths, is bound … Continue reading

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The effect of linguistic proximity on immigrants’ labor market performance

With the current increase of global mobility, immigration policy has jumped to the forefront of the political agenda. Immigration can play a central role in boosting economic growth and demographic sustainability of a destination country, but it is often feared … Continue reading

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Interview with Michael Clemens on smart policy toward high-skill emigration

IZA World of Labor, the unique online resource for evidence-based policymaking, has now published over 200 articles! The author of the most recent article, Michael A. Clemens (Center for Global Development and IZA), is one of the leading scholars in … 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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