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Economic causes and consequences of mass shootings

Perpetrators are often low-educated and in financial distress — shootings leave lasting scars on local labor markets

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Why the German police deserve your trust

Police applicants self-select on trustworthiness and the willingness to enforce norms of cooperation

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Skills, preferences and labor market outcomes

3rd IZA/HSE workshop discusses new research from post-transition and emerging economies

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Does pay-for-performance in education work at scale?

Nationwide program in Peru has little effects on student achievement

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What happens when you deregulate the teacher labor market?

British reform increased pay dispersion and improved student performance

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Identifying policy levers in education settings

4th IZA Workshop on the Economics of Education

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Legacy and athlete preferences at Harvard

Admissions advantages of privileged applicants have gone up over time

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Do workers discriminate against female bosses?

Criticism has a much larger negative effect on both female and male workers’ attitudes if it comes from a female boss

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Matching workers and jobs online

IZA workshop brought together economists and computer scientists from academia and practice

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Indoor air pollution hampers cognitive performance

Chess players make more mistakes when breathing dirtier air

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Low Emission Zones in Germany improve population health

Reduced air pollution in urban areas translates into fewer circulatory and respiratory diseases

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Mothers’ employment encourages children to work more as adults

Working mothers serve as role models especially for daughters

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How wage expectations differ by gender

Sorting, children, and negotiation styles explain persistent gender inequalities in starting salaries and lifetime pay

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New research team structure at IZA

Creating synergies through flexible collaboration

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Incentivizing learning-by-doing

Bonus payments may boost productivity and learning on the job

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Talk about performance – or pay for it?

Bonus payments may undermine the positive effects of performance reviews

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The Newest Revolution? Happiness!

Richard Easterlin on the marked improvement in people's feelings of well-being

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IZA Journals now published by Sciendo

Authors benefit from more convenient submission, reduced fees, and faster processing

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Higher absence rates in the public than the private sector

German public sector employees are more likely to stay home sick

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How parents pay for their unemployed adult children

Study analyzes changes in consumption, work and saving habits

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Working conditions in online labor markets

Crowdworkers' human capital is neither fully utilized nor adequately compensated

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Labor market impacts of digitalization and automation

Technological change will not lead to mass unemployment but to increasing labor market polarization

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Expansion of paid parental leave may work against intended goals

Study from France analyzes the effects on household specialization and children's well-being

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Improving jobs outcomes in developing countries

3rd IZA/World Bank/NJD Conference on Jobs and Development

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New moms are healthier when dads can stay home

Swedish reform gave fathers more flexibility in taking days off

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