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    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

  2. 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


    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

  4. 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

  5. Original article

    Minimum wages and employment in China

    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...

    Tony Fang and Carl Lin

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2015 4:22

    Published on: 27 November 2015


    Fostering job search among older workers: the case for pension reform

    Employment rates among senior workers (aged 55 or over) in southern Europe are among the lowest in OECD economies. Spain is a paradigmatic example, with high unemployment rates and very low workforce reentry r...

    J. Ignacio García-Pérez and Alfonso R. Sánchez-Martín

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2015 4:21

    Published on: 13 November 2015

  7. Original article

    Who suffers from unemployment? The role of health and skills

    Unemployment swings have distributional consequences if some groups are hit harder than others. We examine if the sensitivity to local unemployment rates varies by characteristics such as health, cognitive abi...

    Anton Nilsson

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2015 4:19

    Published on: 13 October 2015

  8. Original article

    Financial work incentives for disability benefit recipients: lessons from a randomised field experiment

    Disability insurance (DI) beneficiaries lose part or all of their benefits if earnings exceed certain thresholds (“cash-cliffs”). This implicit taxation is considered the prime reason for the low number of ben...

    Monika Bütler, Eva Deuchert, Michael Lechner, Stefan Staubli and Petra Thiemann

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2015 4:18

    Published on: 25 September 2015


    Did the Intergenerational Solidarity Pact increase the employment rate of older workers in Belgium? A macro-econometric evaluation

    In December 2005, the Belgian government adopted the law on the Intergenerational Solidarity Pact (ISP) aimed at increasing the employment rate of older workers. The main policies of the ISP consist of a pensi...

    Muriel Dejemeppe, Catherine Smith and Bruno Van der Linden

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2015 4:17

    Published on: 10 September 2015

  10. Original article

    How to fight long-term unemployment: lessons from Germany

    The number of long-term unemployed in Germany has stagnated at around one million for several years. Despite excellent labour market conditions, the long-term unemployment rate is well above the OECD average. ...

    Alexander Spermann

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2015 4:15

    Published on: 10 August 2015

  11. Original article

    A fiscal job? An analysis of fiscal policy and the labor market

    This paper examines the role of fiscal policies in the dynamics of the labor market. Through the lenses of Okun’s Law, we assess how fiscal policy instruments as well as fiscal consolidation and expansion epis...

    Elva Bova, Christina Kolerus and Sampawende J.A. Tapsoba

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2015 4:13

    Published on: 10 July 2015

  12. Original article

    A decade of labour market reforms in the EU: insights from the LABREF database

    This paper analyses the main features and determinants of labour market reforms in the EU over the period of 2000–2011 using the European Commission LABREF database. The data suggests that the timing, focus, a...

    Alessandro Turrini, Gabor Koltay, Fabiana Pierini, Clarisse Goffard and Aron Kiss

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2015 4:12

    Published on: 26 June 2015

  13. Original article

    Testing a conditional cash transfer program in the U.S.: the effects of the family rewards program in New York City

    Family Rewards represents the first test of a Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program in the U.S., offering families incentives for children’s education, family preventive health care and parents’ work and tra...

    Cynthia Miller, James Riccio, Nandita Verma, Stephen Nuñez, Nadine Dechausay and Edith Yang

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2015 4:11

    Published on: 13 June 2015

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