October 12, 2018
Maternity leave versus early childcare—What are the long-term consequences for children?
Despite increasingly generous parental leave schemes their advantages over subsidized childcare remain unclear
- Nabanita Datta GUPTA
September 21, 2018
Effects of regulating international trade on firms and workers
The benefits of trade regulation increase when workers are mobile
- Raymond ROBERTSON
April 10, 2018
One-company towns: Scale and consequences
One-company towns concentrate employment but their ability to adapt to adverse events is often very limited
- Simon COMMANDER
January 16, 2018
The influence of occupational licensing and regulation
Occupational licensing may raise wages and benefits for those licensed but also reduce access to work without clear benefits to consumers
- Morris M. KLEINER
November 1, 2017
Competitiveness, labor market institutions, and monetary policy
Monetary policy should respond to the exchange rate in countries where labor market institutions hinder wage adjustment
- Ester FAIA
October 5, 2017
The labor market in Japan, 2000-2016
Despite a plummeting working-age population, Japan has sustained its labor force size, thanks mostly to surging employment among women
- KAWAGUCHI Daiji / MORI Hiroaki
July 12, 2017
Gender differences in corporate hierarchies
How and why do the careers of men and women differ? What policies could reduce the differences?
- Antti KAUHANEN
April 19, 2017
How is new technology changing job design?
Machines’ ability to perform cognitive, physical, and social tasks is accelerating, dramatically changing jobs and labor markets
- Michael GIBBS
January 31, 2017
Are happy workers more productive?
Firms' concerns about the well-being of their employees are largely supported by the evidence
- Eugenio PROTO
October 18, 2016
Do global value chains create jobs?
Impacts of GVCs depend on lead firms, specialization, skills, and institutions
- Thomas FAROLE
July 19, 2016
Effects of entering adulthood during a recession
Recent declines in youth employment, net worth, and family formation could permanently affect financial well-being
- Lisa DETTLING
April 20, 2016
Do in-work benefits work for low-skilled workers?
To boost the employment rate of the low-skilled trapped in inactivity is it sufficient to supplement their earnings?
- Bruno Van der LINDEN
January 12, 2016
How are minimum wages set?
Countries set minimum wages in different ways, and some countries set different wages for different groups of workers
- Richard DICKENS
Selected articles on labor market issues from IZA and reposted on the RIETI website.