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Date: 09 Oct 2012

Editorial: IZA Journal of Labor Economics

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The editors, Pierre Cahuc and V. Joseph Hotz, are pleased to present the IZA Journal of Labor Economics (IZAJOLE), a new online journal that covers research in all areas of labor economics. Labor economics is an ever-expanding field ever expanding into new domains. This Journal provides a venue not only for such traditional labor economic topics as labor supply and demand, discrimination, and earnings and inequality, but also for topics that have attracted more and more of the attention of the field. These include allocation of time and human well-being, the economic role of non-cognitive skills, and the economic impact of various aspects of health on market and non-market activities. By publishing research on these and other topics, the IZA Journal of Labor Economics seeks to further our understanding of these varied and complex issues and to be a major source of information to the scientific and broader communities about the latest developments in this important field within economic