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Turning unemployed into self-employed can be an effective alternative to traditional labor market policies

In order to curb unemployment, OECD countries have made enormous efforts and spent considerable sums on active labor market policies (0.6% of GDP in 2011). Governments have mainly relied on traditional measures such as job creation schemes, training programs, and … Continue reading

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Barry Chiswick on the design of immigration policies

In a video interview, IZA Fellow Barry Chiswick (George Washington University) talks about the design of immigration policies. He explains how today’s immigration policy can draw on the U.S. experience with mass immigration a century ago, and whether the current … Continue reading

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