There are many different answers to the question of what it means to “be integrated”. Also, not every person has to deal with this question to the same extent. In contrast to most established people, refugees arriving in a country hear this question all the time. An IAB study on refugees in Germany sheds light on what integration means to these people and how this idea influences their future life choices. ...read more
In times of economic crisis, Germany’s large vocational training segment comes even more to the fore as prime model for reducing the risk of youth unemployment. A growing number of pupils continue school and pursue academic education. ...read more
Newly founded businesses play a major role in the generation of jobs and foster structural change in the economy. Furthermore, founders are generally rooted in the region in which they set up the new business. Start-ups are therefore particularly suited for developing a sustainable small and medium-sized enterprise sector. ...read more
4. August 2021 | Series "Tracking youth joblessness during the Covid-19 crisis"
Despite economic and institutional differences, youth unemployment figures in Germany and the United Kingdom rose during the Covid-19 pandemic and reached a peak in August 2020. Since then they have tended to decrease in both countries. ...read more
30. July 2021 | Series "COVID-19 Crisis: Consequences for the Labour Market"
In response to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in spring 2020, work for many employees shifted from their workplace to their home. Two current online surveys by the IAB show the extent to which working from home has changed in Germany; which barriers have been removed; and how employees would like to use it in the future. ...read more
Youths often accept compromises when choosing vocational training since they navigate between personal interests and market conditions. The discrepancy between occupational aspirations at school and ...read more