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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Content type: Original article

    The Current Population Survey is used to investigate effects of Common Law Marriage (CLM) on whether young US-born adults live in couples in the US CLM effects are identified through cross-state and time varia...

    Authors: Shoshana Grossbard and Victoria Vernon

    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2014 3:16

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