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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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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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David Neumark on the employment effects of minimum wages

In a video interview, IZA Fellow David Neumark (University of California, Irvine) talks about the employment effects of minimum wages – one of the most hotly debated issues in labor economics. Although a minimum wage policy is intended to ensure … Continue reading

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