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Research in Labor Economics is a biannual series that publishes new peer-reviewed research on important and policy-relevant topics in labor economics applying economic theory and econometrics, often with an international focus.

Over the years RLE has continued to present important new research in labor economics, particularly regarding worker well-being. It covers themes such as labor supply, work effort, schooling, on-the-job training, earnings distribution, discrimination, migration, health, and the effects of government policies.

Research in Labor Economics is published by Emerald in conjunction with the IZA Institute of Labor Economics.

Editor: Solomon Polachek

IZA Co-Editor: Konstantinos Tatsiramos

Hosted by: IZA Institute of Labor Economics


Officially cites as: RLE


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Latest Volumes

Volume 47
Health and Labor Markets

Volume 46
Transitions through the Labor Market: Work, Occupation, Earnings and Retirement

Volume 45
Skill Mismatch in Labor Markets

Volume 44
Income Inequality Around the World

Volume 43
Inequality: Causes and Consequences

Volume 42
Gender in the Labor Market

Volume 41
Gender Convergence in the Labor Market


The complete list of past volumes can be found in the Contents


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