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IZA Journal of Labor Policy and IZA Journal of European Labor Studies have merged and will continue to publish as the IZA Journal of Labor Policy. The archives of published articles for IZA Journal of European Labor Studies will remain available online and are accessible here.


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  1. Content type: Original article

    Our paper analyses the observed and desired labour supply by older workers and (recent) retirees in a country (Italy) with limited opportunities for flexible work schedules. To this purpose, we use a dataset d...

    Authors: Serena Trucchi, Elsa Fornero and Mariacristina Rossi

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2018 7:10

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  2. Content type: Original article

    Job applicants with criminal records are much less likely than others to obtain legitimate employment. Recent efforts to address this problem include campaigns to persuade employers to hire applicants with a r...

    Authors: Dylan Minor, Nicola Persico and Deborah M. Weiss

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2018 7:8

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  3. Content type: Original article

    Individual unemployment accounts (IUAs) attenuate the moral hazard attached to unemployment insurance. However, the available literature provides no policy recommendation about what percentage of the contribut...

    Authors: Rubén Castro, Michael Weber and Gonzalo Reyes

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2018 7:9

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  4. Content type: Original article

    This paper performs a cross-country level analysis on the impact of the level of specific youth minimum wages on the labor market performance of young individuals. We use information on the use and level of yo...

    Authors: Maria Marimpi and Pierre Koning

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2018 7:5

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  5. Content type: Original article

    In this paper, using a dynamic panel of 21 OECD countries, we find that, unlike the other OECD countries in the sample, wage setting institutions, competition conditions, public finances, and external imbalanc...

    Authors: Tryphon Kollintzas, Dimitris Papageorgiou, Efthymios Tsionas and Vanghelis Vassilatos

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2018 7:1

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  6. Content type: Original article

    The public employment service (PES) makes use in many countries of vacancy referrals as to facilitate the matching between unemployed workers and vacancies. Based on a “timing-of-events” approach to control fo...

    Authors: Joost Bollens and Bart Cockx

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2017 6:15

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  7. Content type: Original article

    This study analyzes the trade-off relationship between layoffs and wage cuts. If the introduction of a performance-based payment system stimulates workers’ pecuniary-motivated minds, their morale can be damage...

    Authors: Izumi Yokoyama and Takuya Obara

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2017 6:14

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  8. Content type: Correction

    In the original version of this article (Fabo & Belli, 2017), published on 16 March 2017, the values for Minimum Wages (MW) in the Table 2 are incorrect. This also affected both the paragraph describing the value...

    Authors: Brian Fabo and Sharon Sarah Belli

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2017 6:13

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    The original article was published in IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2017 6:4

  9. Content type: Original article

    In this paper, we estimate the impact on female labor force participation of a massive conditional cash transfer program—Universal Child Allowance, AUH—launched in Argentina in 2009. We identify the intention-...

    Authors: Santiago Garganta, Leonardo Gasparini and Mariana Marchionni

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2017 6:10

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  10. Content type: Original article

    Increasing evidence shows that in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, in the euro area, the relationship between price inflation and economic slack became stronger. Instead, there is no clear evidenc...

    Authors: Guido Bulligan and Eliana Viviano

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2017 6:9

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  11. Content type: Original Article

    We uncover the short- and long-run structural determinants of the existing cross-country heterogeneity in public-private pay differentials for a broad set of OECD countries. We explore micro data (EU-SILC, 200...

    Authors: Maria M. Campos, Domenico Depalo, Evangelia Papapetrou, Javier J. Pérez and Roberto Ramos

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2017 6:7

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  12. Content type: Original Article

    Civil conflict in Syria, started in March 2011, led to a massive wave of forced immigration from Northern Syria to the Southeastern regions of Turkey, which later had serious economic/political repercussions o...

    Authors: Evren Ceritoglu, H. Burcu Gurcihan Yunculer, Huzeyfe Torun and Semih Tumen

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2017 6:5

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  13. Content type: Original article

    Minimum wage is one of the most debated issues in the labour policy area. Often perceived as a trade-off between employment and equality in earnings, the debate on minimum wage is highly polarized. With regard...

    Authors: Brian Fabo and Sharon Sarah Belli

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2017 6:4

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    The Correction to this article has been published in IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2017 6:13

  14. Content type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    We test the predictions of an equilibrium search model about the effects of an increase in the maximum duration of unemployment benefits. We use the 1999 unemployment insurance reform of Portugal, a quasi-natu...

    Authors: Álvaro A. Novo and André C. Silva

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2017 6:3

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  15. Content type: Review

    The idea that genetic differences may explain a multitude of individual-level outcomes studied by economists is far from controversial. Since more datasets now contain measures of genetic variation, it is reas...

    Authors: Steven F. Lehrer and Weili Ding

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2017 6:2

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  16. Content type: Original article

    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,...

    Authors: Sachiko Kazekami

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2017 6:1

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  17. Content type: Original article

    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...

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

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2016 5:22

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  18. Content type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    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...

    Authors: Javier Cano-Urbina and Patrick L. Mason

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2016 5:21

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  19. Content type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    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...

    Authors: Boele Bonthuis, Valerie Jarvis and Juuso Vanhala

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2016 5:20

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  20. Content type: Original article

    This paper addresses the design of the machinery of collective bargaining from the perspective of microeconomic and macroeconomic flexibility. In the former context, somewhat greater attention is given over to...

    Authors: John T. Addison

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2016 5:19

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  21. Content type: Original article

    This paper examines whether and how the marital satisfaction of Japanese couples is related to the housework the spouse performs. For single-earner couples, both husbands and wives are more satisfied with the ...

    Authors: Mayu Kobayashi, Miki Kobayashi, Tsunao Okumura and Emiko Usui

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2016 5:18

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  22. Content type: Original article

    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...

    Authors: Mariya Aleksynska and Friederike Eberlein

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2016 5:17

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  23. Content type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    In recent years, many employees have gained more control over temporal and locational aspects of their work via a variety of flexible work arrangements, such as flexi-time and telehomework. This temporal and l...

    Authors: Daniel Possenriede, Wolter H.J. Hassink and Janneke Plantenga

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2016 5:16

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  24. Content type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    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...

    Authors: Ana Rute Cardoso, Annalisa Loviglio and Lavinia Piemontese

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2016 5:13

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  25. Content type: Original article

    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...

    Authors: Elena Stancanelli and Arthur Van Soest

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2016 5:12

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  26. Content type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    We analyze the effects of increasing the retirement age in two economies with overlapping generations and within cohort ex ante heterogeneity. The first economy has a defined benefit system, and the second eco...

    Authors: Joanna Tyrowicz, Krzysztof Makarski and Marcin Bielecki

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2016 5:8

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  27. Content type: Original article

    This paper provides a review of the profiles of the subsistence entrepreneurs and their constraints, and the landscape of current entrepreneurship programs and the evidence on impacts, and discusses the potent...

    Authors: Yoonyoung Cho, David Robalino and Samantha Watson

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2016 5:7

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  28. Content type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    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...

    Authors: Lorenzo Burlon and Montserrat Vilalta-Bufí

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2016 5:5

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  29. Content type: Original article

    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...

    Authors: Núria Rodríguez-Planas and Natalia Nollenberger

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2016 5:4

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  30. Content type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    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...

    Authors: Marco Caliendo and Ricarda Schmidl

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2016 5:1

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  31. Content type: Original article

    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...

    Authors: Silvia Fabiani, Ana Lamo, Julián Messina and Tairi Rõõm

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2015 4:24

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  32. Content type: Original article

    Since China promulgated new minimum wage regulations in 2004, the frequency and magnitude of changes in minimum wages have been substantial. This paper uses county-level minimum wage data combined with urban h...

    Authors: Tony Fang and Carl Lin

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2015 4:22

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