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  1. Original article

    Evaluating place-based job creation programs in Japan

    First, this paper empirically evaluates the incidence of the Japanese place-based job creation program, which has rarely been studied in Japan. The program increases employment, especially in the agricultural,...

    Sachiko Kazekami

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2017 6:1

    Published on: 30 January 2017

  2. Original article

    Wage rigidities and business cycle fluctuations: a linked employer-employee analysis

    This paper analyses wage dynamics in Italy in the last 25 years with a special focus on the recent recession. Despite the rather rigid Italian institutional setting, using linked employer-employee data we find...

    Effrosyni Adamopoulou, Emmanuele Bobbio, Marta De Philippis and Federico Giorgi

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2016 5:22

    Published on: 28 December 2016

  3. ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    Acculturation and the labor market in Mexico

    This paper empirically examines the relationship between the self-identity as Indigenous and earnings inequality in the Mexican labor market. Using Mexican Census data and a large set of wage covariates reveal...

    Javier Cano-Urbina and Patrick L. Mason

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2016 5:21

    Published on: 8 December 2016

  4. ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    Shifts in euro area Beveridge curves and their determinants

    This paper analyses euro area Beveridge curves at the euro area aggregate and country level over the past 25 years. Using an autoregressive distributed lag model, we find a significant outward shift and flatte...

    Boele Bonthuis, Valerie Jarvis and Juuso Vanhala

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2016 5:20

    Published on: 10 November 2016

  5. Original article

    Coverage of employment protection legislation

    This paper documents the construction of a novel database on coverage of workers by employment protection legislation (EPL), across over 90 countries around 2010. Coverage is shown to be an important, yet larg...

    Mariya Aleksynska and Friederike Eberlein

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2016 5:17

    Published on: 12 September 2016

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    Misperceptions of unemployment and individual labor market outcomes

    We analyze the impact of misperceptions of the unemployment rate on individual wages, using the European Social Survey. We follow a threefold strategy to tackle potential endogeneity problems, as the model inc...

    Ana Rute Cardoso, Annalisa Loviglio and Lavinia Piemontese

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2016 5:13

    Published on: 12 July 2016

  7. Original article

    Partners’ leisure time truly together upon retirement

    Externalities in leisure are considered an important reason for partners’ joint retirement. This study quantifies the extent to which partners actually spend more leisure time “together” at retirement. Exploit...

    Elena Stancanelli and Arthur Van Soest

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2016 5:12

    Published on: 28 June 2016

  8. ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    A new look at technical progress and early retirement

    Technical progress affects early retirement in two opposing ways. On the one hand, it increases real wages and thus produces an incentive to postpone retirement. On the other hand, it erodes workers’ skills, m...

    Lorenzo Burlon and Montserrat Vilalta-Bufí

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2016 5:5

    Published on: 10 March 2016

  9. Original article

    Labor market integration of new immigrants in Spain

    Immigrants’ employment status has worsened during the Great Recession in Spain. How much of this worsening is due to the recession, and how much to a composition effect? Using Spanish Labor Force Survey data f...

    Núria Rodríguez-Planas and Natalia Nollenberger

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2016 5:4

    Published on: 25 February 2016

  10. ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    Youth unemployment and active labor market policies in Europe

    Since the economic crisis in 2008, European youth unemployment rates have been persistently high at around 20% on average. The majority of European countries spends significant resources each year on active la...

    Marco Caliendo and Ricarda Schmidl

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2016 5:1

    Published on: 18 January 2016

  11. Original article

    European firm adjustment during times of economic crisis

    This paper exploits a unique cross-country, firm-level survey to study the responses of European firms to the sharp demand and credit contraction triggered by the global Great Recession of 2009. The analysis r...

    Silvia Fabiani, Ana Lamo, Julián Messina and Tairi Rõõm

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2015 4:24

    Published on: 29 December 2015

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