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“Jobs for Development”: How job creation can drive progress and what policies can support this process

Job creation is at the heart of development. This was the central message of the World Bank’s “World Development Report 2013: Jobs”, to which IZA had also contributed. Jobs raise living standards and lift people out of poverty, they contribute … Continue reading

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IZA World of Labor informs B20 Employment Taskforce Report

When global leaders meet at the G20 summit in Antalya this weekend, they will receive prioritized policy recommendations from the B20 Employment Taskforce. The report of the taskforce, to which IZA Director Klaus F. Zimmermann has contributed as a member, … 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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And the IZA Prize goes to… Gary Fields!

Cornell professor Gary S. Fields is the winner of the 2014 IZA Prize in Labor Economics for his outstanding contributions on the importance of efficient labor markets to fight poverty and foster economic development in low- and middle-income countries. Worth … Continue reading

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The problems of being too skilled for your job

What if you are too skilled for your job? Previous research has shown that over-skilled workers receive lower wages. A current study by IZA Fellows, Kostas Mavromaras, Stéphane Mahuteau and Peter Sloane, together with Zhang Wei shows that over-skilling can … Continue reading

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