1. April 2020 | Education and Chances of Employment

Effects of population changes on the labour market in Germany

Sabine Klinger, Johann Fuchs

Until now, high migration and participation have compensated for the demographic decline of the labour force potential in Germany. A set of scenarios for the future development leads to only one conclusion, however: The economic and social consequences of the demographic change will become more urgent in the near future – and must be tackled from different directions. ...read more

20. February 2020 | Groups of Persons

Family-friendly organizational arrangements – anything but “a fuss” (over nothing)!

Ann-Christin Bächmann, Corinna Frodermann, Daniela Grunow, Marina Hagen, Dana Müller

In Germany, more and more companies are offering measures to improve the reconciliation of family and work. This carries benefits for companies and employees alike, because family-friendly measures help women to return to their previous employer faster and more frequently. ...read more

19. Dezember 2019 | Groups of Persons

The sources behind the gender wage gap of university graduates

Malte Sandner, Ipek Yükselen

For every euro a man earned per hour in Germany in 2018, a woman earned on average only 0.79 euros. This amounts to a gender wage gap of 21 percent, which is even greater among high-skilled individuals. In order to develop policies to reduce the gender wage gap, one should understand the sources behind this phenomenon. ...read more

12. Dezember 2019 | International Labour Markets

Reforming the German basic income system in international perspective: yes to new avenues, no to a fundamental change

Kerstin Bruckmeier, Regina Konle-Seidl

In Germany, politicians and the public have been debating for quite some time now whether the means-tested basic income scheme, colloquially referred to as Hartz IV, should be fundamentally reformed or even replaced by an unconditional basic income. ...read more

21. November 2019 | Labour Market Trends and Forecasts

Scarcity drives employment growth

Sabine Klinger, Enzo Weber

What is driving Germany’s continued upturn in employment? It has been a while since Hartz reforms and business cycles have lost much of their importance for the labour market. Decisive for the upward trend is a self-reinforcing effect: in view of the increasing scarcity of labour, employers are securing valuable manpower for themselves. ...read more