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Fair Mobility in Europe: Interview with former EU Commissioner Laszlo Andor

At an IZA Policy Seminar on March 11, László Andor (former EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion) examined the current discussion about mobility within the European Union. Responding to a tone of debate that he considers “distorted and … Continue reading

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Q&A with Klaus F. Zimmermann on welfare migration in Germany

IZA Director Klaus F. Zimmermann answers questions on the current migration debate in Germany. Questions asked by GlobalPost correspondent Jason Overdorf. What is the likely socio-economic impact for Germany of free mobility for Bulgarians and Romanians? Zimmermann: Germany is attracting … Continue reading

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Europe’s Lost Generation

The profound economic crisis in Europe now has a human face – that of desperately protesting youth who feel cheated out of their future. More than seven million young people under the age of 25 in the European Union are … Continue reading

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The Economics of Migration – in one book

The field of migration economics is becoming more and more important: globalization has led to an integration of labor markets. Ethnic diversity is gaining importance – as both an opportunity and a threat. Many countries will be facing demographic disruptions … Continue reading

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New RLE volume on labor market issues in China

After three decades of economic reform, China is experiencing substantial demographic changes and a steady structural transformation toward a market economy. These transitions pose major challenges for the Chinese labor market, which are at the center of the booming academic … Continue reading

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What happens to the careers of European workers when immigrants “take their jobs”?

A new IZA Discussion paper by Cristina Cattaneo, Carlo V. Fiorio and Giovanni Peri evaluates the effect of immigrants on the career of natives. The authors follow native individuals who have been exposed to competition of immigrants in European countries. … Continue reading

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