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On World Day of Social Justice: Insights on economic inequality from IZA World of Labor

The UN has proclaimed February 20 the “World Day of Social Justice” to support efforts of the international community in poverty eradication, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equity and access to social well-being and justice for … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Tony Atkinson on winning the EIB Prize

The Luxembourg-based European Investment Bank Institute has announced that Sir Anthony B. Atkinson (Nuffield College, Oxford) will receive the 2015 EIB Outstanding Contribution Award for excellence in economic and social research. Tony Atkinson established and shaped the modern British field … Continue reading

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Innovative approach to reduce violence and crime in Liberia: New research supported by DFID and IZA

Cities are home to more than half the population of developing countries. Many cities struggle to deal with large-scale urban violence, crime, and drugs, especially among poor young men. In post-conflict and fragile states, poor young men are also targets … Continue reading

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And the IZA Prize goes to… Gary Fields!

Cornell professor Gary S. Fields is the winner of the 2014 IZA Prize in Labor Economics for his outstanding contributions on the importance of efficient labor markets to fight poverty and foster economic development in low- and middle-income countries. Worth … Continue reading

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False Hopes in Germany’s Minimum Wage

The new German government coalition is planning the phased introduction of a national minimum wage of 8.50 euros per hour. This is a bold move placing Germany among the world leaders in terms of government-mandated minimum wages. A simulation based … Continue reading

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India is still waiting for Superman

The Indian economy is facing a rout. The latest data, which show growth slowing sharply, and a plunging currency have laid bare the fragility of the economy. Raghuram Rajan, who recently took over at the helm of India’s central bank, … Continue reading

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How preschool helps to fight inequality

The widening wage gap between college educated and non-college educated workers in the US and around the world has raised the question of how education policy can effectively mitigate this trend is highly topical. A new IZA discussion paper by … Continue reading

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