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IZA Journal of Migration and IZA Journal of Labor and Development have merged to form the IZA Journal of Development and Migration. The archives of published articles in IZA Journal of Migration and IZA Journal of Labor and Development are available here.


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  1. Original article

    Can public works programs reduce youth crime? Evidence from Papua New Guinea’s Urban Youth Employment Project

    Crime rates in Papua New Guinea’s capital city of Port Moresby are among the highest in the world. Few youth work, and good jobs are scarce. In 2013, the National Capital District Commission partnered with the...

    Oleksiy Ivaschenko, Darian Naidoo, David Newhouse and Sonya Sultan

    IZA Journal of Development and Migration 2017 7:9

    Published on: 27 July 2017

  2. Original article

    The effect of education on teenage fertility: causal evidence for Argentina

    This is the first study exploring the causal effect of education on teenage fertility in Argentina. We exploit an exogenous variation in education from the staggered implementation of the 1993 reform, which in...

    María Laura Alzúa and Cecilia Velázquez

    IZA Journal of Development and Migration 2017 7:7

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  3. ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    Migrating out of a crowded labor market: evidence from Egypt

    We analyze the determinants of emigration at the individual and household level, using three waves of the Egyptian labor market panel survey (ELMPS) covering the 1998–2012 period. Exploiting the panel structur...

    Anda David and Joachim Jarreau

    IZA Journal of Development and Migration 2017 7:6

    Published on: 29 June 2017

  4. Original article

    Factors influencing migration of female workers: a case of Bangladesh

    Unemployment and low wages prevailing in the domestic market pushes female workers to look for better employment abroad. Investment in the shape of remittance further builds human capital, financial capital, a...

    Humera Sultana and Ambreen Fatima

    IZA Journal of Development and Migration 2017 7:4

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  5. Original article

    Ethnic identity and scholastic effort: a multifaceted approach

    When one analyses the influence of social identity on scholastic effort, ethnic identity largely contributes to determine it. In this paper, ethnic identity is meant as the attachment to one’s cultural heritag...

    Giuseppina Autiero

    IZA Journal of Development and Migration 2017 7:2

    Published on: 28 April 2017

  6. Original article

    Age at immigration matters for labor market integration—the Swedish example

    This paper analyses how age at immigration to Sweden and getting a first foothold in the labor market is related. We estimate hazard rate models using registry data on all persons who arrived in each of the ye...

    Bjorn Anders Gustafsson, Hanna Mac Innes and Torun Österberg

    IZA Journal of Development and Migration 2017 7:1

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  7. Original article

    Migration, entrepreneurship and development: critical questions

    This paper poses and answers a number of critical questions about the relationship between migration and entrepreneurship in the process of economic development. In doing so, we show that the standard policy r...

    Wim Naudé, Melissa Siegel and Katrin Marchand

    IZA Journal of Migration 2017 6:5

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  8. Original article

    Education, job insecurity and the within country migration of couples

    We consider the migration movements of power couples (couples where both members have at least a college degree), half-power and no-power couples within Australia. We explicitly allow for potential association...

    Francesco Mariotti, Karen Mumford and Yolanda Pena-Boquete

    IZA Journal of Migration 2017 6:1

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  9. Original article

    The legacies of slavery in and out of Africa

    The slave trades out of Africa represent one of the most significant forced migration experiences in history. In this paper, I illustrate their long-term consequences on contemporaneous socio-economic outcomes...

    Graziella Bertocchi

    IZA Journal of Migration 2016 5:24

    Published on: 28 December 2016

  10. Original article

    Labour mobility and labour market adjustment in the EU

    This paper assesses the role of labour mobility in the adjustment to asymmetric economic shocks in the EU. After presenting a series of stylised facts of mobility in the EU, it assesses mobility as a channel o...

    Alfonso Arpaia, Aron Kiss, Balazs Palvolgyi and Alessandro Turrini

    IZA Journal of Migration 2016 5:21

    Published on: 10 November 2016

  11. Original article

    Are migrants in large cities underpaid? Evidence from Vietnam

    This paper examines the wage gap between migrants and non-migrants in large cities in Vietnam. It finds that migrants receive substantially lower wages than non-migrants. The wage gap tends to be larger for ol...

    Cuong Viet Nguyen and Thai Pham Minh

    IZA Journal of Migration 2016 5:20

    Published on: 27 October 2016

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