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  1. Content type: Original article

    This paper provides a normative justification for the use of a minimum wage as a redistributive tool in a competitive labor market. We show that a government interested in improving the wellbeing of the deserv...

    Authors: Tomer Blumkin and Leif Danziger

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2018 7:6

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  2. Content type: Original article

    This paper documents the patterns and examines the factors contributing to a gender gap in educational achievements in early seventh grade of schooling using a recent and nationally representative panel of Aus...

    Authors: Huong Thu Le and Ha Trong Nguyen

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2018 7:2

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  3. Content type: Original article

    We estimate the impact of education on productivity, wage costs and productivity-wage gaps (i.e. profits) using Belgian linked panel data. Findings highlight that educational credentials have a stronger impact...

    Authors: Stephan Kampelmann, François Rycx, Yves Saks and Ilan Tojerow

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2018 7:1

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  4. Content type: Original Article

    We analyze the short-run impact of the introduction of the new statutory minimum wage in Germany on further training at the workplace level. Applying difference-in-difference methods to data from the IAB Estab...

    Authors: Lutz Bellmann, Mario Bossler, Hans-Dieter Gerner and Olaf Hübler

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2017 6:8

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  5. Content type: Original Article

    Firm shutdown creates a turbulent situation for workers as it leads directly to layoffs for its workers. An additional consideration is whether a firm’s shutdown within an industry creates turbulence for worke...

    Authors: Kim P. Huynh, Yuri Ostrovsky, Robert J. Petrunia and Marcel C. Voia

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2017 6:7

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  6. Content type: Original article

    Panel data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey are used to examine the impact of involuntary job loss on the mental health of spouses and adolescent children. Estimates from fixe...

    Authors: Melisa Bubonya, Deborah A. Cobb-Clark and Mark Wooden

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2017 6:6

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  7. Content type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    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...

    Authors: Brian Clark, Clément Joubert and Arnaud Maurel

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2017 6:3

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  8. Content type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    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...

    Authors: Michele Pellizzari and Anne Fichen

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2017 6:1

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  9. Content type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    This paper provides evidence of the effect of age at school entry on college admission and earnings. It does so by exploiting a number of features in the application process to one of the major flagship univer...

    Authors: Rafael Matta, Rafael P. Ribas, Breno Sampaio and Gustavo R. Sampaio

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2016 5:9

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  10. Content type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    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 ...

    Authors: Ann-Sofie Kolm and Birthe Larsen

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2016 5:8

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  11. Content type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    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...

    Authors: Jake Bradley

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2016 5:6

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  12. Content type: ORIGINAL ARTICLES

    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...

    Authors: Clémence Berson

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2016 5:5

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  13. Content type: Original article

    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...

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

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2016 5:4

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  14. Content type: Original article

    Along with the advancement of the Internet in the last decade, researchers have increasingly identified the web as a research platform and a data source, pointing out its value for labour market analysis. This...

    Authors: Karolien Lenaerts, Miroslav Beblavý and Brian Fabo

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2016 5:1

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  15. Content type: Original article

    Recent attempts to incorporate spatial heterogeneity in minimum-wage employment models have been targeted for using overly simplistic trend controls and for neglecting the potential impact of wage minima on em...

    Authors: John T. Addison, McKinley L. Blackburn and Chad D. Cotti

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2015 4:24

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  16. Content type: Original article

    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...

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

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2015 4:20

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  17. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Silvia Mendolia and Ian Walker

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2015 4:19

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  18. Content type: Original article

    This paper discusses methodological issues arising from the use of online job vacancy data and voluntary web-based surveys to analyse the labour market. We highlight the advantages and possible disadvantages o...

    Authors: Lucia Mýtna Kureková, Miroslav Beblavý and Anna Thum-Thysen

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2015 4:18

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  19. Content type: Original article

    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...

    Authors: Laszlo Goerke, Sabrina Jeworrek and Markus Pannenberg

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2015 4:17

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  20. Content type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    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...

    Authors: Jeremy Lise, Shannon Seitz and Jeffrey Smith

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2015 4:16

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  21. Content type: Original article

    This paper provides a new perspective by classifying active labor market programs (ALMPs) depending on their objectives, relevance and cost-effectiveness during normal times, a crisis and recovery. We distingu...

    Authors: Alessio JG Brown and Johannes Koettl

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2015 4:12

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  22. Content type: Original article

    By allowing agents to switch from entrepreneurship to wage work and vice versa over the life cycle, this study proposes a dynamic Jacks-of-All-Trades (JAT) model where entrepreneurs invest in highly varied ski...

    Authors: Peter F Orazem, Robert Jolly and Li Yu

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2015 4:9

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  23. Content type: Original article

    I use the 2007 Schools and Staffing Survey to estimate the effect of tenure on K-12 teacher behavior. Estimates are obtained by exploiting the cross-state variation in the probationary period length of novice ...

    Authors: Michael D Jones

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2015 4:8

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  24. Content type: Original article

    We test the role of search and matching frictions in explaining the high unemployment of tertiary-educated youth in Jordan through a randomized experiment. Firms and job candidates were provided with a job-mat...

    Authors: Matthew Groh, David McKenzie, Nour Shammout and Tara Vishwanath

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2015 4:7

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  25. Content type: Original article

    This paper examines how peer quality within distinct college majors affects graduation rates and major persistence. To mitigate the selection problem, we control for school-specific fixed effects, as well as v...

    Authors: Marc Luppino and Richard Sander

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2015 4:4

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  26. Content type: Original article

    This paper reviews the role of locus of control in the labor market. I begin with a discussion of the conceptual origins of locus of control, including its relationship to related concepts such as self-efficac...

    Authors: Deborah A Cobb-Clark

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2015 4:3

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  27. Content type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    This paper shows that job loss is associated with a fall in subjective well-being (SWB). It then looks at how this change in SWB predicts job search and unemployment duration. The findings suggest that those w...

    Authors: Dimitris Mavridis

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2015 4:2

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