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  1. Content type: Original article

    This paper assesses the relationship between public and private wages in the EU, as measured by general government and manufacturing compensations, respectively. We find that the long-run relation between the ...

    Authors: Benedicta Marzinotto and Alessandro Turrini

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2017 6:2

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  2. Content type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    There are considerable differences in gender unemployment gaps across the EU. We use labor force survey data on 21 countries to perform a series of data decompositions and show that the cross-country variation...

    Authors: Alena Bičáková

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2016 5:22

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  3. Content type: Original article

    This paper provides a microeconometric analysis of labour force participation elasticities in Slovakia where we study the elasticity with respect to a unique tax reform whereby the flat tax was backtracked and...

    Authors: Matus Senaj, Zuzana Siebertova, Norbert Svarda and Jana Valachyova

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2016 5:19

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  4. Content type: Original article

    This paper analyses patterns of student employment in Slovakia where the numbers of university graduates have risen significantly. We use online job vacancy data and compare ‘student jobs’ and ‘flexible jobs’ ...

    Authors: Lucia Mýtna Kureková and Zuzana Žilinčíková

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2016 5:20

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  5. Content type: Original article

    We examine whether easy and early access to old-age benefits induce older workers to become inactive. We use Polish LFS data. We find added worker effect prevailing over discouraged worker effect. The latter a...

    Authors: Ewa Gałecka-Burdziak and Marek Góra

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2016 5:18

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  6. Content type: Original article

    This policy paper summarizes four corridor studies on bilateral social security agreements (BSSAs) between four European Union (EU) member and two nonmember states, draws conclusions on their results, and offe...

    Authors: Robert Holzmann

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2016 5:17

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  7. Content type: Original article

    For the last two decades, the increase of employment among individuals aged 50+ has been a policy objective on the European employment agenda. The present paper focuses on the case of Belgium, France, Germany,...

    Authors: Arjeta Aliaj, Xavier Flawinne, Alain Jousten, Sergio Perelman and Lin Shi

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2016 5:16

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  8. Content type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    Earnings are the product of wages and hours of work; hence, the dispersion of hours can magnify or dampen a given distribution of wages. This paper examines how earnings inequality is affected by the dispersio...

    Authors: Daniele Checchi, Cecilia García-Peñalosa and Lara Vivian

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2016 5:15

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  9. Content type: Original article

    In this paper, we investigate the unemployment dynamics and the determinants of the Beveridge curve in Greece. The economic recession alongside labor market reforms raised the inflow rate to and decreased the ...

    Authors: Athanasios O. Tagkalakis

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2016 5:13

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  10. Content type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    This paper analyzes the Austrian Beveridge curve as well as the Beveridge curves for different economic sectors in Austria over the period from 2008 onwards. We find significant outward shifts of the Beveridge...

    Authors: Michael Christl, Monika Köppl–Turyna and Dénes Kucsera

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2016 5:12

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  11. Content type: Original article

    The divergences developed within the euro area represent the main threat to the existence of the single currency and to the stability of the EU as a whole. Without proper automatic stabilisers, a monetary unio...

    Authors: László Andor

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2016 5:10

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  12. Content type: Original article

    In this paper, we study how foreign ownership of Swedish companies affects employment and wages. To study these effects, we specify a model based on the assumption that the Swedish labour market can be describ...

    Authors: Runar Brännlund, Jonas Nordström, Jesper Stage and Dick Svedin

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2016 5:8

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  13. Content type: Original article

    This paper explores the incidence of job loss by wage level during the Great Recession, using data for Ireland. Ireland experienced a particularly pronounced decline in employment by international and historic...

    Authors: Brian Nolan and Sarah Voitchovsky

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2016 5:7

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  14. Content type: Original article

    Less than a decade ago, several German states introduced tuition fees for university education. Despite their comparatively low level of about €500 per semester, fees were perceived by the public to increase s...

    Authors: Stephan Thomsen and Friederike von Haaren-Giebel

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2016 5:6

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  15. Content type: Original article

    Scholarly literature is inconclusive on how economic crises impact on minimum income protection. Earlier studies found small increases in the generosity of safety nets at the onset of the crisis. Yet an increa...

    Authors: Sarah Marchal, Ive Marx and Natascha Van Mechelen

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2016 5:4

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  16. Content type: Original article

    Both economic and epidemiological literature have shown that perceived high strain at work and lack of social infrastructures are good predictors of sick leave. The latter is particularly relevant in countries...

    Authors: Flavia Coda Moscarola, Elsa Fornero and Steinar Strøm

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2016 5:1

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  17. Content type: Original article

    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...

    Authors: Lutz Bellmann and Olaf Hübler

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2015 4:24

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  18. Content type: Original article

    The Syrian Civil War gave rise to the largest refugee flight reaching Europe since the Yugoslavian wars in the 1990s. The crisis evidenced the deficiencies of the European Union Asylum Policy, which struggled ...

    Authors: Jesús Fernández-Huertas Moraga and Hillel Rapoport

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2015 4:23

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  19. Content type: Original article

    Using harmonised micro data, this paper investigates the effects of the early phase (2008-10) of the recent economic crisis on transitions between labour market states in Europe. Our analysis focuses on indivi...

    Authors: Ronald Bachmann, Peggy Bechara, Anica Kramer and Sylvi Rzepka

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2015 4:19

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  20. Content type: Original article

    This paper aims to investigate the effects of the introduction of an active welfare state measure in France, the Revenu de Solidarité Active, which replaced the old system of social minima. By using a micro–ma...

    Authors: Luciano Canova, Luca Piccoli and Amedeo Spadaro

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2015 4:17

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  21. Content type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    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...

    Authors: Javier Ordóñez, Hector Sala and José I Silva

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2015 4:15

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  22. Content type: Original article

    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...

    Authors: Javier Olivera

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2015 4:14

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  23. Content type: Original article

    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...

    Authors: Eva Schlenker

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2015 4:12

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  24. Content type: Original article

    This paper assesses the impact the Great Recession had on individuals’ transitions to and from unemployment in Ireland. The rate of transition from unemployment to employment declined between 2006 and 2011, wh...

    Authors: Adele Bergin, Elish Kelly and Seamus McGuinness

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2015 4:9

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  25. Content type: Original article

    We study the effect of standardized external tests on students’ academic outcomes. We exploit the fact that only one of the 17 Spanish regions started doing and publishing the results of standardized tests in ...

    Authors: Brindusa Anghel, Antonio Cabrales, Jorge Sainz and Ismael Sanz

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2015 4:7

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  26. Content type: Original article

    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...

    Authors: Monika Riedel, Helmut Hofer and Birgit Wögerbauer

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2015 4:4

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  27. Content type: Original article

    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...

    Authors: David NF Bell and David G Blanchflower

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2015 4:1

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  28. Content type: Original article

    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...

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

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2014 3:24

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  29. Content type: Original article

    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...

    Authors: Mário Centeno and Álvaro A Novo

    Citation: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2014 3:23

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