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IZA/IAB Linked Evaluation Dataset: New resource for the analysis of labor market policies

High-quality data are the key to evaluating the effectiveness of labor market policies. While administrative datasets provide detailed and reliable information on individual job histories, survey data give insights into individual behavior, attitudes and subjective experiences. A joint project by … Continue reading

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Causes and remedies of youth unemployment

In the aftermath of the Great Recession, one in five young people in Europe are currently unemployed, with peak rates of 50 percent or above. Against this background, the IZA Workshop “Which Institutions Promote Youth Employment?” organized by Pierre Cahuc … Continue reading

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Soccer motivates the unemployed

International soccer tournaments attract enormous attention in most countries. Germany is one country in which these soccer tournaments are especially salient: media coverage is very high during the tournaments and the whole nation seems to be obsessed with the performance … Continue reading

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Seek and ye shall find: how search requirements affect job finding rates of older workers

Older workers often have difficulties to find a new job after becoming unemployment. While this problem is often attributed to low job availability, new evidence from the Netherlands suggests that older workers should by no means be discouraged as job … Continue reading

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