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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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  • May 16, 2018

    NEW REPORT: Universal childcare could be more beneficial to children’s educational and employment outcomes than long parental leave schemes

    Most OECD countries spend substantially more on maternity leave schemes than on early childcare. A new IZA World of Labor report shows that extending maternity leave beyond the first months generate few positive long-term effects on child outcomes, especially when the alternative care quality is high.
    Most OECD countries spend substantially more on maternity leave schemes than on early childcare. A new IZA World of Labor report shows that extending maternity leave beyond the first months generate few positive long-term effects on child outcomes, especially when the alternative care quality is high.