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How the Chernobyl cloud affected cognitive abilities in Germany

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

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

Experiment with professional recruiters in Belgium

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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How China’s rise has challenged the benign view of free trade

The costs and benefits of free trade are one of the most contentious topics in economic policy. Economists often argue […]

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Searching on campus: Marriage market effects of the student gender composition

The growing success of online dating platforms seems to indicate that finding your partner in the “real” world becomes harder. […]

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Civility and trust in social media

Trust is a fundamental asset for economic development. Social media have been credited with the potential of reinvigorating trust by […]

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‘Dreamers’ could give US economy – and even American workers – a boost

By Amy Hsin (City University of New York) Earlier this month, hopes were high that a bipartisan deal could be […]

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IZA Fellow Robert LaLonde (1958–2018)

We regret to announce that Professor Robert LaLonde, IZA Research Fellow since 2001, passed away on January 17, 2018, after […]

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What drives the gender pay gap?

The earnings differential between men and women is a recurring topic in academic research and policy debates. While the gender […]

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When the unhealthy self kills our New Year’s resolutions

“New Year’s Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin […]

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State-funded mobility assistance helps the unemployed

Given that employment prospects vary substantially across regions in many industrialized countries.

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Do boys benefit from male teachers in elementary school?

The scarcity of male teachers in schools has led to a debate on whether young boys require more male role models.

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Economic costs of global warming

Climate change is considered one of the major challenges of the 21st century. While politicians and scientists at the COP23 […]

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Low-skilled immigration causes human capital polarization in Italy

While there is a vast literature considering the labor market effects of immigration, less has been done to investigate how […]

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Fertility and the digital divide: More flexibility, more children?

The rapid diffusion of the Internet, and in particular of high-speed, broadband Internet, has characterized the life-changing digital revolution that […]

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Teenage daughters as a risk factor for divorce

Sullen exchanges, inexplicable silences and broken curfews can be part of life for parents of teenagers, but could this period […]

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