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    The career prospects of overeducated Americans

    In this paper we analyze career dynamics for US workers who have more schooling than their peers in the same occupation. We use data from the NLSY79 combined with the CPS to analyze transitions into and out of...

    Brian Clark, Clément Joubert and Arnaud Maurel

    IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2017 6:3

    Published on: 9 March 2017


    A new measure of skill mismatch: theory and evidence from PIAAC

    This paper proposes a new measure of skill mismatch to be applied to the recent OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC). The measure is derived from a formal theory and combines information about skill proficiency...

    Michele Pellizzari and Anne Fichen

    IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2017 6:1

    Published on: 13 January 2017


    Informal unemployment and education

    This paper develops a four-sector equilibrium search and matching model with informal sector employment opportunities and educational choice. We show that underground activities reduce educational attainments ...

    Ann-Sofie Kolm and Birthe Larsen

    IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2016 5:8

    Published on: 12 July 2016

  4. Original article

    The impact of Craigslist’s entry on competing employment websites

    Craigslist, a website that hosts job- and help-wanted ads, expanded rapidly across the states in the USA over a very short period of time, thereby changing abruptly the market structure faced by competing empl...

    Vera Brenčič

    IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2016 5:7

    Published on: 28 June 2016


    Self-employment in an equilibrium model of the labor market

    Self-employed workers account for between 8 and 30 % of participants in the labor markets of OECD countries (Blanchower, Self-employment: more may not be better, 2004). This paper develops and estimates a gene...

    Jake Bradley

    IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2016 5:6

    Published on: 10 June 2016


    Local labor markets and taste-based discrimination

    This article appeals to heterogeneity in workers’ non-wage preferences to model taste-based discrimination. Firms hire both types of workers and pay lower wages to minority workers, whatever their taste for di...

    Clémence Berson

    IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2016 5:5

    Published on: 29 April 2016

  7. Original article

    Multiple job holding, local labor markets, and the business cycle

    About 5 % of US workers hold multiple jobs, which can exacerbate or mitigate employment changes over the business cycle. Theory is ambiguous and prior literature is not fully conclusive. We examine the relatio...

    Barry T. Hirsch, Muhammad M. Husain and John V. Winters

    IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2016 5:4

    Published on: 13 April 2016

  8. Original article

    Do employers prefer migrant workers? Evidence from a Chinese job board

    We study urban, private sector Chinese employers’ preferences between workers with and without a local permanent residence permit (hukou) using callback information from an Internet job board. We find that these ...

    Peter Kuhn and Kailing Shen

    IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2015 4:22

    Published on: 27 November 2015

  9. Original article

    Task implementation heterogeneity and wage dispersion

    Wage dispersion among observationally similar workers is still only partially unexplained by economists from both a theoretical and an empirical point of view. Given that jobs can be broken down into tasks, na...

    Stefano Visintin, Kea Tijdens, Stephanie Steinmetz and Pablo de Pedraza

    IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2015 4:20

    Published on: 5 November 2015

  10. Research

    Youth unemployment and personality traits

    This paper investigates the relationship between personality traits in adolescence and education and labour market choices. In particular, we investigate the impact of locus of control, effort and diligence, a...

    Silvia Mendolia and Ian Walker

    IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2015 4:19

    Published on: 29 October 2015

  11. Original article

    Trade union membership and paid vacation in Germany

    In Germany, dependent employees take almost 30 days of paid vacation annually. We enquire whether an individual’s trade union membership affects the duration of vacation. Using data from the German Socio-Econo...

    Laszlo Goerke, Sabrina Jeworrek and Markus Pannenberg

    IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2015 4:17

    Published on: 10 September 2015


    Evaluating search and matching models using experimental data

    This paper introduces an innovative test of search and matching models using the exogenous variation available in experimental data. We take an off-the-shelf search model and calibrate it to data on the control g...

    Jeremy Lise, Shannon Seitz and Jeffrey Smith

    IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2015 4:16

    Published on: 27 August 2015

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