Parental leave benefits do not widen the socio-economic gap in child development

Analysis of school entrance exams in Germany


How xenophobic violence impairs the integration of immigrants

Significant impact on life satisfaction and language acquisition


Gay marriage policies improve attitudes towards sexual minorities

Cross-national study with European data suggests a causal effect


School reforms and socioeconomic inequality in Germany

15 years after the PISA shock


Immigration of poor voters increases redistribution

West German cities responded with higher taxes and welfare spending to post-WWII inflow of forced migrants


Brothers foster women’s gender conformity

Study from Denmark shows that parents invest differently in their daughters if they also have sons


When the market drives you crazy

Stock market returns affect the number of fatal car accidents


Challenges and successes in refugee integration

New insights from international economic research

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15th IZA Annual Migration Meeting held at Harvard Kennedy School

New research covering topics from deterrence to integration


Britain’s got talent

Developing it could be key to solving the productivity puzzle post-Brexit

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Labor productivity and the digital economy

Second joint IZA/OECD workshop held in Paris

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Third Annual IZA Junior/Senior Symposium held in Bonn

Promoting young researchers from both sides of the Atlantic


Global terrorism decreases well-being and shifts political attitudes rightwards

Analysis using data on 70,000 terror events worldwide


How the Chernobyl cloud affected cognitive abilities in Germany

Even low doses of radiation can have significant human capital costs.


Job applicants under a vacancy referral scheme are viewed as less motivated

Experiment with professional recruiters in Belgium


Can foreign aid reduce emigration?

Why aid efforts aimed at shaping migration must look beyond deterrence.

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IZA World Labor Conference 2018

Around 200 labor economists came together in Berlin to celebrate 20 years of IZA research.


New evidence on ‘gay glass ceilings’ in top management

Study from the UK shows that sexual minories face barriers in accessing high-level management positions.


Informal care givers pay a high price in well-being

New study monetarizes the well-being losses from providing informal care to family members.

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The 2018 IZA Prize in Labor Economics goes to Joseph Altonji

The Yale economist is honored for seminal contributions including his empirical work on statistical discrimination.


The costly consequences of just failing a high-stakes exam

Education systems around the world increasingly apply standardized high school exit exams to make achievement more comparable among graduates (see […]


Air pollution increases crime in London

Higher levels of air pollution in London increase the rate of most types of crime in the capital and, in […]


The moral hazard of life-saving innovations: Naloxone access, opioid abuse, and crime

By Jennifer Doleac and Anita Mukherjee The United States is grappling with an epidemic of opioid abuse and mortality. The […]


Is dependency on disability insurance benefits transmitted from parents to children?

Disability benefits provide an essential safety net for many people of working age whose health prevents them from engaging in […]


The impact of self-selection on performance

Our behavior is strongly influenced by comparisons with others. These “others” are not usually assigned to us, but we choose […]


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