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Transitioning across gender is related to greater life and job satisfaction

A new IZA World of Labor report finds that after transitioning, trans people experience better mental health, and greater life and job satisfaction. Furthermore, studies show that while becoming a man is related to a small rise in wages, trans-women … Continue reading

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Genes, education and labor market outcomes

What can genetic information teach us about the intergenerational transmission of economic inequality? A new IZA Discussion Paper by Nicholas W. Papageorge (Johns Hopkins University & IZA) and Kevin Thom (New York University) uses molecular genetic data to better understand … Continue reading

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The negative labor market outcomes of a Muslim minority: How policy can make a big difference

The labor market success of ethnic and religious minorities often lags behind the average population. Discrimination, segregation and cultural frictions are suspected to drive this gap in wages and employment probabilities. Israeli Arabs are a striking example of such a … Continue reading

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Girls benefit most from attending an elite school

Parents have strong preferences for sending their children to the best schools available. There seems to be a general perception that graduating from a elite school equals winning a lottery in life chances. Empirical evidence though tells a different story, … Continue reading

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Unborn babies respond to grandparents’ death

There is ample evidence that fetuses are negatively affected by diseases and other health issues of the mother. But little is known about babies’ reaction to psychological problems of the mother during pregnancy. In a new IZA Discussion Paper, Sandra … Continue reading

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The consequences of Chernobyl on children’s later labor market career

Austria is one of the countries that received most radioactive fallout as a result of the nuclear catastrophe in Chernobyl in 1986. Especially in Salzburg and Upper Austria there are areas still heavily contaminated with Caesium-137. While the direct impact on health is … Continue reading

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How important are your professors for your career?

Everybody who went to university remembers inspiring and motivated professors, but also really dull ones. A new IZA Discussion Paper by Michela Braga,  Marco Paccagnella and Michele Pellizzari investigates whether these boring lectures were not only a waste of time, … Continue reading

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