Evidence-based Policy Making in Labor Economics The IZA World of Labor Guide 2015

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-06-18
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Information Ltd

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Evidence-based Policy Making in Labor Economics distills and condenses the best thinking and research on labor economic issues to enable decision-makers to make better informed policy decisions.

Written by well-known labor economists worldwide, research findings on key policy issues are presented in a compact and readable format, as distillations of comprehensive evidence-based research with concise policy recommendations. Designed to act as a quick reference, this guide brings together summaries of over 100 articles published on IZA World of Labor to give busy policymakers and advisors worldwide instant access to reliable and up-to-date guidance on key policy topics including: migration and integration; the minimum wage; supporting an aging workforce; the gender pay gap; youth unemployment; and education.

Author Biography

Klaus F. Zimmermann is Director of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Professor of Economics at Bonn University, Germany, and Editor-in-Chief of IZA World of Labor.

Alexander S. Kritikos is Research Director at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), Professor of Economics at Potsdam University, Research Fellow at IZA, and Managing Editor of IZA World of Labor.

Table of Contents

Introduction Klaus F. Zimmermann and Alexander S. Kritikos
Program evaluation
Behavioral and personnel economics
Transition and emerging economies
Education and human capital
Demography, family, and gender
Data and methods

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