Today, May 1, 2015, IZA World of Labor celebrates its one year anniversary! To mark this important date, which falls on International Workers' Day, we are looking at global trends in labor and what these suggest for the future of work.
Celebrate with us by browsing our topical articles on how to design policies to shape a productive labor market for the future (please see below). Read the greatly anticipated new article on whether robots will replace all human workers by Professor Richard B. Freeman, and compare your opinions on the future of labor economics with those of key IZA World of Labor figures. You can watch Professor Klaus F. Zimmermann's video on his State of the World of Labor Address, join the discussion by engaging with us on social media using the hashtag #FutureWork and become a part of our LinkedIn group.
"Germany's schooling system must be improved to allow children to fully develop, independent of their social and cultural background." Read more of Olga Nottmeyer's blog on the challenges that lie ahead for labor policymakers.
"To attract productive entrepreneurs, governments need to give up state control by cutting red tape and offering some protection to workers." Read Alexander S. Kritikos' blog on significant future trends affecting the world of work.
"Many politicians still run elections with economic programs that would have catastrophic consequences if they were implemented." Read Pierre Cahuc's blog on why more evidence-based debate and policy making is needed.