How environmental pollution affects educational and labor market outcomes

IZA workshop discusses new research on environment, health and labor markets

Machine learning in the welfare system

Algorithms are more accurate at predicting welfare dependency than standard early warning systems

More goals, fewer babies?

New research finds a drop in birth rates nine months after major sports events

New research on the economic effects of migration policies

IZA's 17th annual migration meeting with 17 presenters covered a variety of topics and countries

The burden of mandatory waiting periods for abortions

Lengthier waits and two-trip policies pose substantial obstacles

Loneliness and social isolation in Europe

The pandemic's toll on loneliness could have consequences long after the virus recedes

Losing a parent strongly affects teenagers’ mental health

Study from Finland finds substantial reductions in years of schooling, employment, and earnings

Zooming to class?

Experimental study provides evidence on college students' online learning during COVID-19

Working from home may hurt productivity

New research based on workplace analytics data finds employees work more hours for the same output

Short-time work reduces unemployment and stabilizes aggregate demand

Lower risk of income loss moderates drop in consumption

Measuring labor market conditions

New research presented at IZA workshop on labor statistics

Covid-19 scrambled European country ranking of labor market performance

Small changes in unemployment and inactivity, but notable differences between countries in 2020

Higher minimum wage lowers enrollment in academic programs at universities

Study from Canada investigates the impact of the minimum wage on individuals' schooling decisions

Relative comparisons affect performance and choices in college

Whether someone is a big fish in a little pond is largely a matter of luck, but it changes how students behave

“I will have to discuss this with my family”

New study on the effects of wages on intra-family bargaining and hours worked


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