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  1. Original article

    Working time accounts and firm performance in Germany

    This study investigates whether working time accounts affect the performance of German establishments based on the Establishment Panel from the Institute for Employment Research. The major results are: product...

    Lutz Bellmann and Olaf Hübler

    IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2015 4:24

    Published on: 10 December 2015

  2. Original article

    Targeting migration with limited control: the case of the UK and the EU

    Since 2010 the UK Government has aimed to reduce net-migration. The UK Government cannot restrict EEA migration, and it has focused instead on restricting non-EEA migration, including closing routes intended f...

    Cinzia Rienzo and Carlos Vargas-Silva

    IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2015 4:16

    Published on: 10 August 2015


    Real unit labour costs in Eurozone countries: drivers and clusters

    We examine the trajectories of the real unit labour costs (RULCs) in a selection of Eurozone economies. Strong asymmetries in the convergence process of the RULCs and its components—real wages, capital intensi...

    Javier Ordóñez, Hector Sala and José I Silva

    IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2015 4:15

    Published on: 24 July 2015

  4. Original article

    Preferences for redistribution in Europe

    This paper uses pseudo panel techniques and a fixed effects estimator to analyse the determinants of preferences for redistribution in 34 European countries over the period 2002–2012. The data is drawn from th...

    Javier Olivera

    IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2015 4:14

    Published on: 10 July 2015

  5. Original article

    The labour supply of women in STEM

    The purpose of this paper is to assess the determinants of female labour supply in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). To account for selection problems, a special type of grouping estimat...

    Eva Schlenker

    IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2015 4:12

    Published on: 12 June 2015

  6. Original article

    Determinants for the transition from work into retirement in Europe

    We use the labor force ad hoc module “transition from work into retirement” to analyze the link between individual as well as pension system characteristics and planned retirement age within the European Union...

    Monika Riedel, Helmut Hofer and Birgit Wögerbauer

    IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2015 4:4

    Published on: 12 February 2015

  7. Original article

    Youth unemployment in Greece: measuring the challenge

    A historically high level of youth unemployment presents Greece with a huge social and economic challenge. This paper analyses various dimensions of this challenge. We argue that though the conventional defini...

    David NF Bell and David G Blanchflower

    IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2015 4:1

    Published on: 29 January 2015

  8. Original article

    The effects of father’s worklessness on young adults in the UK

    Using the United Kingdom household longitudinal study (UKHLS), this paper shows the effect of experiencing a father being out of work on a range of labour market outcomes as young adults. Children of non-worki...

    Wouter Zwysen

    IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2015 4:2

    Published on: 14 January 2015

  9. Original article

    Testing the tunnel effect: comparison, age and happiness in UK and German panels

    In contrast to previous results combining all ages, we find positive effects of comparison income on happiness for the under 45s and negative effects for those over 45. In the UK, these coefficients are several t...

    Felix R FitzRoy, Michael A Nolan, Max F Steinhardt and David Ulph

    IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2014 3:24

    Published on: 30 December 2014

  10. Original article

    When supply meets demand: wage inequality in Portugal

    Wage inequality in Portugal has increased over the last thirty years, with two distinct periods. The period from 1984 to the mid-90s witnessed strong increases in both upper- and lower-tail inequality. A short...

    Mário Centeno and Álvaro A Novo

    IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2014 3:23

    Published on: 12 December 2014

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