Tag Archives: labor supply

Has Uber made it easier to get a ride in the rain?

Standing or walking in the rain is an activity best avoided. In New York City (NYC), when faced with such inclement weather, the demand for personal transportation naturally increases. During such scenarios, taxi drivers spend less time searching for customers … Continue reading

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Labor supply effects of winning a lottery

Economic theory provides ambiguous predictions about the effect of wage increases on the allocation of time between leisure and work. On the one hand, a wage increase makes the individual richer, lowering the preferred hours of work. On the other … Continue reading

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Consumption loans: Breaking the cycle of hunger in Zambia

Small-scale farming remains the primary source of income for the vast majority of the rural population in Zambia, with typically low levels of productivity and farming income. During the hungry season (January to March), farmers who can’t get access to … Continue reading

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On International Women’s Day: Recent research on women in the labor market

Today is International Women’s Day! We take this as an opportunity to highlight some recent posts and articles on the situation of women in the labor market. Read these recent IZA World of Labor articles to get an overview of … Continue reading

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American women respond to immigration inflows by having more children

The hot debate about President Obama’s immigration reform shows that many Americans still view immigrants as taking jobs away from natives – while in fact quite the opposite can be true: In a recent IZA Discussion Paper, Delia Furtado shows that … Continue reading

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More and more older workers want to increase working hours

Older workers are becoming increasingly important in the European labor market. Previous research on work preferences suggests that older workers would like to reduce working hours. A new IZA Discussion Paper by David Bell and Alasdair Rutherford finds that this … Continue reading

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How the French social assistance increased unemployment

In the context of very high unemployment in many European countries, an old economic question receives new attention: Do social assistance programs increase unemployment rates by providing disincentives to take up a job? A recent IZA Discussion Paper by Olivier … Continue reading

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