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IZA World of Labor is a global, freely available online resource that provides policymakers, academics, journalists, and researchers, with clear, concise and evidence-based knowledge on labor economics issues worldwide. The site offers relevant and succinctly information on topics including diversity, migration, minimum wage, youth unemployment, employment protection, development, education, gender balance, labor mobility and flexibility among others - for information by topic see our Key Topics pages. The concise article format with easy-to-find recommendations provides journalists with the information they need for quick research.

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  • March 28, 2018

    NEW REPORT: The labor market in India: A large informal sector and falling productivity in the agricultural sector pose challenges

    A new IZA World of Labor report looking at the Indian labor market since the 1990s finds real GDP per capita today at 3.5 times their respective 1991 levels but an overwhelming proportion of the labor force continues to work in the informal sector and productivity in the dominant agricultural sector has fallen sharply.
    A new IZA World of Labor report looking at the Indian labor market since the 1990s finds real GDP per capita today at 3.5 times their respective 1991 levels but an overwhelming proportion of the labor force continues to work in the informal sector and productivity in the dominant agricultural sector has fallen sharply.
  • March 19, 2018

    IZA World of Labor Spotlight: Happiness and the Labor Market

    In time for the International Day of Happiness tomorrow IZA World of Labor has put together a wide range of recent research focusing on happiness (or its absence) and its implications for the labor market and for people’s everyday life.
    In time for the International Day of Happiness tomorrow IZA World of Labor has put together a wide range of recent research focusing on happiness (or its absence) and its implications for the labor market and for people’s everyday life.