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  1. Content type: Original article

    We explore the redistributive effects of taxes and benefits in the 27 member states of the European Union (EU) using EUROMOD, the tax-benefit microsimulation model for the EU. As well as describing redistribut...

    Authors: Silvia Avram, Horacio Levy and Holly Sutherland

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2014 3:22

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  2. Content type: Original article

    Using German SOEP data, 1999 – 2009, this study analyzes state dependence in low-wage employment of western German women, where we distinguish between full-time and part-time working. We estimate a dynamic mul...

    Authors: Alexander Mosthaf, Thorsten Schank and Claus Schnabel

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2014 3:21

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  3. Content type: Original article

    This paper provides an overview of the employment situation of young and old workers in the EU Member States, setting out the most recent development during the crisis and dealing with policies implemented to ...

    Authors: Werner Eichhorst, Tito Boeri, An De Coen, Vincenzo Galasso, Michael Kendzia and Nadia Steiber

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2014 3:19

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  4. Content type: Original article

    We investigate the changes in women’s participation patterns across 15 EU countries over the last 20 years using individual data from ECHP and EUSILC databases. Our findings show that the observed trends in fe...

    Authors: Angela Cipollone, Eleonora Patacchini and Giovanna Vallanti

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2014 3:18

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  5. Content type: Original article

    We discuss the ease with which individuals can move between employment, unemployment and inactivity over time in the EU. Transitions from unemployment and inactivity back into employment are relatively weak in...

    Authors: Melanie Ward-Warmedinger and Corrado Macchiarelli

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2014 3:17

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  6. Content type: Original article

    Using a novel dataset from the 2006 Portuguese Labour Force Survey this paper examines the impact of a voluntary reduction in hours of work, before retirement, on the moment of exit from the labour force. If, ...

    Authors: C Sofia Machado and Miguel Portela

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2014 3:16

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  7. Content type: Original article

    Stocks and flows of migrant workers from EaP countries in the UK are relatively small, and flows have declined recently following changes to UK immigration policy and the onset of recession. The demographic pr...

    Authors: Ken Clark and Stephen Drinkwater

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2014 3:15

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  8. Content type: Original article

    This study proposes a welfare-based analysis of the gender gap in unemployment by examining the gender differences in the concentration and repeated spells of unemployment using data from the French cohort survey...

    Authors: Mouhamadou Moustapha Niang

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2014 3:14

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  9. Content type: Original article

    We assess the differences in downward nominal and real wage rigidity between natives and immigrants in Portugal, using a matched employer-employee database and the International Wage Flexibility Project (IWFP)...

    Authors: Sónia Cabral and Cláudia Duarte

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2014 3:13

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  10. Content type: Original article

    In this paper we study the retirement patterns of couples in a multi-country setting using data from the Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe. In particular we test whether women’s (men’s) transiti...

    Authors: Laura Hospido and Gema Zamarro

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2014 3:12

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  11. Content type: Original article

    We simultaneously estimate a wage and a labor productivity equation where we include regional dummies as explanatory variables. We find that the wage-productivity gap reached 11% for Brussels and 4.2% for Wall...

    Authors: Jozef Konings and Luca Marcolin

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2014 3:11

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  12. Content type: Original article

    We sketch a visionary strategy for Europe in which full employment is quickly regained by 2020, income inequality is reduced and the economies are more sustainable. We call this scenario “vibrant”. It is contr...

    Authors: Jo Ritzen and Klaus F Zimmermann

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2014 3:10

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  13. Content type: Original article

    Ireland is one of the countries most severely affected by the Great Recession. National income fell by more than 10 per cent between 2007 and 2012, as a result of the bursting of a remarkable property bubble, ...

    Authors: Tim Callan, Brian Nolan, Claire Keane, Michael Savage and John R Walsh

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2014 3:9

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  14. Content type: Original article

    The paper reviews the dynamics and characteristics of immigrant inflows to Italy from the EU’s Eastern Partnership countries. In particular, it compares Ukrainian and Moldovan migrants, which are the most nume...

    Authors: Sabrina Marchetti, Daniela Piazzalunga and Alessandra Venturini

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2014 3:8

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  15. Content type: Original article

    This reference paper describes the sampling and contents of the IZA Evaluation Dataset Survey and outlines its vast potential for research in labor economics. The data have been part of a unique IZA project to...

    Authors: Patrick Arni, Marco Caliendo, Steffen Künn and Klaus F Zimmermann

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2014 3:6

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  16. Content type: Original article

    Using information from the Amadeus dataset and the Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Survey, we provide an empirical investigation of the industry and firm-specific determinants of the intensive ...

    Authors: Jesús Crespo Cuaresma, Harald Oberhofer and Gallina A Vincelette

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2014 3:3

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  17. Content type: Original article

    Most EaP migrants in Spain come from Ukraine, followed by, to a much lesser extent, Moldavia, Armenia, and Georgia. Relative to other migrants, they are those who most recently arrived to Spain. Using data from S...

    Authors: Lídia Farré and Núria Rodríguez-Planas

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2014 3:1

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  18. Content type: Original article

    In this paper we attempted to chart the impact of the early part of Ireland’s economic crisis from 2008–2009 on the distribution of income. In order to decompose the impact of changes in different income compo...

    Authors: Cathal O’Donoghue, Jason Loughrey and Karyn Morrissey

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2013 2:23

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  19. Content type: Original article

    The Danish labor market follows the trend in other countries of increasing labor force participation in the 60+ group. In Denmark, this increase has – until now – been most pronounced among 60-64-year-olds and...

    Authors: Mona Larsen and Peder J Pedersen

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2013 2:21

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  20. Content type: Original article

    Today, Europe is a continent of low participation, low employment labor markets. Many observers would like to blame poor employment outcomes on the Euro or on austerity. But these are dangerous distractions fr...

    Authors: Indermit Gill, Johannes Koettl and Truman Packard

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2013 2:19

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  21. Content type: Original article

    France and Germany are two polar cases in the European debate about rising youth unemployment. Similar to what can be observed in Southern European countries, a “lost generation” may arise in France. In stark ...

    Authors: Pierre Cahuc, Stéphane Carcillo, Ulf Rinne and Klaus F Zimmermann

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2013 2:18

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  22. Content type: Original article

    We estimate the public-private sector pay gap for 27 European countries, using the 2008 EU SILC. The coefficients of conditional (on personal and job characteristics) public sector controls give a first impres...

    Authors: Louis N Christofides and Maria Michael

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2013 2:15

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  23. Content type: Original article

    Greece’s currently planned institutional reforms will help to get the country going with limited economic growth. With an economy based primarily on tourism, trade, and agriculture, Greece lacks an established...

    Authors: Benedikt Herrmann and Alexander S Kritikos

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2013 2:14

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  24. Content type: Original article

    World leaders have come to recognise the challenge posed by high and rising economic inequality. This paper asks how Europe can address excessive inequality. It argues that we should learn from the lessons of ...

    Authors: Anthony Barnes Atkinson

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2013 2:12

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  25. Content type: Original article

    To mitigate the impact of the 2008–2010 global financial crisis on vulnerable households, the Government of Latvia established Workplaces with Stipends, an emergency public works program that targeted register...

    Authors: Mehtabul Azam, Céline Ferré and Mohamed Ihsan Ajwad

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2013 2:10

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  26. Content type: Original article

    This paper examines responses to questions on wage setting features in Slovenia’s Wage Dynamics Network (WDN) survey in the institutional and macroeconomic context of the Slovene economy. The question on colle...

    Authors: Biswajit Banerjee, Matija Vodopivec and Urban Sila

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2013 2:9

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  27. Content type: Original article

    Increasing labor mobility is high on the political agenda because of its supposedly positive effects on labor market functioning. However, little attention has been paid to information imperfections, and to wh...

    Authors: Anne C Gielen

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2013 2:7

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  28. Content type: Original article

    Do international university rankings or professional accreditations affect the preferences of exchange students over different institutions? This paper investigates the question by analysing the determinants o...

    Authors: Gabriele Marconi

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2013 2:5

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  29. Content type: Original article

    In recent years international student mobility increased. While net hosting countries are in a better position to win highly educated students for their labour force, they face the additional cost of providing...

    Authors: Jan Bergerhoff, Lex Borghans, Philipp K Seegers and Tom van Veen

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2013 2:3

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  30. Content type: Original article

    Long-term social assistance dependency is a growing concern in Sweden and other European countries. In order for policy makers to design effective welfare reforms it is important to know how strong the state d...

    Authors: Thomas Andrén and Daniela Andrén

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2013 2:1

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  31. Content type: Original article

    This paper contributes to the policy debate on minimum wage by highlighting its role in enforcing compliance with fiscal rules in economies where underreporting of earnings is widespread. First, I propose a si...

    Authors: Mirco Tonin

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2013 2:2

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  32. Content type: Original article

    Using a large data set for Germany, we show that both the raw and the unexplained gender earnings gap are higher in self-employment than in paid employment. Applying an Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition, about one ...

    Authors: Daniel SJ Lechmann and Claus Schnabel

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2012 1:6

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