COVID-19 and the Labor Market
The coronavirus pandemic causes enormous economic and social disruptions that call on various scientific disciplines to search for solutions. As an independent research institute and global network in labor economics, IZA is prepared to rise to this challenge. This website is regularly expanded to provide updated information, new empirical findings, and policy advice.Read more
Crisis Response Monitoring Update
Economic and social disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic may have lasting effects on employment, income and working conditions. At the same time, there are significant cross-country differences in the labor market and social policy responses that are deployed to help mitigate the imminent crisis effects. IZA closely monitors these developments in a joint effort with a small number of selected labor economists as country experts. First reports are now available.
Recent IZA publications
Gender Inequality in COVID-19 Times: Evidence from UK Prolific Participants
Sudden Stop: When Did Firms Anticipate the Potential Consequences of COVID-19?
Intergenerational Residence Patterns and COVID-19 Fatalities in the EU and the US
Does BMI Predict the Early Spatial Variation and Intensity of COVID-19 in Developing Countries? Evidence from India
Initial Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Employment and Hours of Self-Employed Coupled and Single Workers by Gender and Parental Status
IZA World of Labor
University educated workers and their ability to deal with Covid-19 and future shocks
Face masks substantially reduce COVID-19 cases in Germany
Data on COVID-19
Supported by IZA the COVID-19 Impact Lab analyzes the effects of the current crisis and countermeasures on people's behavior, fears, and beliefs. A list of relevant data resources is continuously updated by IZA’s research data center IDSC. The center hosts selected datasets for scientific use.Impact Lab Data Resources
The following projects were selected for funding under the IZA Coronavirus Emergency Research Thrust.
The list shows only the corresponding author for each project.
What is at stake without high stake exams?
Students' evaluation and admission to college at the time of COVID-19
Caterina Calsamiglia (ICREA & IPEG)
Does the exposure to Covid19 shape inequality attitudes?
Effects of employment, income and health shocks
Joan Costa-Font (London School of Economics & IZA)
The impact of covid-19 on work and time-use in the family
Libertad González (Universitat Pompeu Fabra & IZA)
Subsidizing wages during the COVID-19 crisis:
Evidence from Australian accounting data
Steven Hamilton (George Washington University)
The Global COVID-19 University Student Survey
David Jaeger (University of St Andrews & IZA)
Short-Time Work and Unemployment Benefits During the COVID-19 Crisis:
An Empirical Evaluation Using Administrative Data
Simon Jäger (MIT & IZA)
Initial Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Employment and Hours of Self-employed Workers by Gender, Parental Status, and Spousal Employment Status
Charlene Kalenkoski (Texas Tech University & IZA)
Short-term Impacts of COVID-19 on Consumption, Labor Market Outcomes, and Health: Evidence from Singapore
Seonghoon Kim (Singapore Management University & IZA)
Sebastian Link (ifo Institute & LMU Munich)
Determinants of the community mobility during the COVID-19 epidemic:
the role of government regulations and information
Silvia Mendolia (University of Wollongong & IZA)
Effects of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus on Domestic Violence in the US
Amalia Miller (University of Virginia & IZA)
The COVID-19 Pandemic: Economics Meets Epidemiology (Effects of Social Distancing)
Kurt Mitman (IIES, Stockholm University & IZA)
Impacts of the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund on College Continuity and Economic Well-Being in New York City
Nuria Rodriguez-Planas (CUNY Queens College and the Graduate Center & IZA)
The impact of the UK lockdown on time-use and productivity
Eileen Liong Tipoe (University of Oxford)
What are the effects of the Covid-19 crisis on labor demand?
An analysis using job board data from Austria
Lennart Ziegler (University of Vienna & IZA)