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Informal care givers pay a high price in well-being

Population ageing is putting large pressure on public health and pension systems in most Western countries, and so policymakers are increasingly searching for ways to cut costs. Some of the reforms have resulted in larger burdens especially for poorer individuals … Continue reading

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Countering absenteeism by bringing temporarily disabled workers partly back to work

Disability rolls have been rising for decades in many OECD countries, entailing both a substantial volume of labor withdrawn from the market, as well as heavy social security costs. This has led to increased attention on the trade-off between generosity … Continue reading

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Labor market disadvantages for persons with disabilities need tailored policy responses

December 3rd marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. In Europe, about one in eight people of working age (aged 15–64) report having a disability, defined as the presence of a long-term limiting health condition. Despite the introduction of … Continue reading

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How to close the disability employment gap

Anti-discrimination legislation has been largely ineffective at improving the employment prospects of the disabled. A new report, just published by IZA World of Labor, finds that despite the introduction of a range of legislative and policy initiatives designed to eliminate … Continue reading

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Exposure to Ramadan in utero affects labor market outcomes

Nutritional disruptions experienced during the stage of fetal development impair an individual’s labor market productivity later in life. This is shown in a new IZA paper by Marie Louise Schultz-Nielsen, Erdal Tekin and Jane Greve, who analyze intrauterine exposure to … Continue reading

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