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
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
Schools under Mandatory Testing Can Mitigate the Spread of SARS-CoV-2
Modeling to Inform Economy-Wide Pandemic Policy: Bringing Epidemiologists and Economists Together
The COVID-19 Curtain: Can past Communist Regimes Explain the Vaccination Divide in Europe?
Unpacking the Post-lockdown Employment Recovery of Young Women in the Global South
IZA World of Labor
Does health professionalism among bureaucrats help weather the Covid-19 pandemic?
IZA World of Labor
The shadow economy and the Covid-19 pandemic crisis
IZA World of Labor
Pandemics and the prospects for higher education in developing countries
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
COVID-19 Research at IZA: Funding and Internal Projects
IZA conducts own COVID-19 related research and supports topical research within the IZA Network. View a list of projects (corresponding authors only) funded under the IZA Coronavirus Emergency Research Thrust and read more about our internal research on the effects of the pandemic.Funded Research
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)
Libertad González (Universitat Pompeu Fabra & IZA)
Subsidizing wages during the COVID-19 crisis:
Evidence from Australian accounting data
Steven Hamilton (George Washington University)
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)
Amalia Miller (University of Virginia & IZA)
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)
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)