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Date: 09 Oct 2012

Editorial: IZA Journal of Labor and Development

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Dear Reader,

We are pleased to launch the IZA Journal of Labor & Development (IZAJOLD), the first online journal entirely dedicated to labour markets in developing and transitional economies.

An ever more integrated world economy poses great challenges for working people in developing countries with respect to decent work, adjustment to restructuring and protection against unexpected shocks. The IZA Journal of Labor and Development will strive to become the main world-wide interlocutory platform for researchers who work on labor market issues in developing, emerging and transition countries. Having such a platform will be instrumental in better understanding how labor markets function in these countries, which in turn will help us to formulate policies that can meet these challenges.

The intersection of labor economics and development economics is one of the most exciting and important areas of current economic research. The IZAJOLD is designed to bridge these two fields, creating a forum