20. November 2020 | Series "COVID-19 Crisis: Consequences for the Labour Market"

To work or not to work? A case study on the structure of student employment and its possible effects on students’ jobs during the Corona crisis

Bernhard Christoph, Nele Jugenheimer, Malte Sandner, Ipek Yükselen

The consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic affect gainfully employed students in two ways. On the one hand, their academic progress might slow down due to the cancellation of on-site classes and the transition to online teaching. ...read more

2. October 2020 | Series "COVID-19 Crisis: Consequences for the Labour Market"

Germany’s trade with China at the beginning of the global COVID-19 pandemic

Ignat Stepanok

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the world economy in an unprecedented way, with international trade being no exception. Studying trade flows between China and Germany in February 2020 gives a clear picture of what happens when a major shock affects a single trading partner. ...read more

20. August 2020 | Education and Chances of Employment

Daughters of migrants often participate in further training

Ute Leber , Franziska Schreyer, Huy Le Quang

Digitisation, demography and ever increasing international interdependence require life-long learning of employees. Yet, participation in vocational further training has so far been unequally distributed among different groups. This is also obvious for the employees with a migration background: Men who immigrated themselves seldom take part in further training, whereas women whose parents had come as immigrants often do so. ...read more

30. July 2020 | Regional Labour Markets

Why digitisation affects some German federal states more than others

Gabriele Wydra-Somaggio

The number of jobs in a German federal state (Bundesland) which could be replaced by digital technologies largely depends on the sectoral and occupational structures within this region. In this article, selected occupational segments are analysed to show that the federal states differ greatly in this regard. ...read more

9. July 2020 | Series "COVID-19 Crisis: Consequences for the Labour Market"

What helps the “ka-boom”? Five elements of a sound economic stimulus programme for Germany

Bernd Fitzenberger

The German Bundestag and Bundesrat passed a Coronavirus Tax Relief Act on 29 June 2020 that involves the first key elements of a large scale economic recovery programme, designed to get the German economy out of the crisis “with a ka-boom“. Some thoughts on the stimulus package by IAB Director Bernd Fitzenberger. ...read more