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

25. June 2020 | Series "COVID-19 Crisis: Consequences for the Labour Market"

Short-time work in Europe: Rescue in the coronavirus crisis? An interview with IAB researcher Regina Konle-Seidl

Jutta Winters

IAB researcher Regina Konle-Seidl presents in this interview her research results on short-time work in Europe in the Corona crisis. ...read more

18. June 2020 | Education and Chances of Employment

What do we know about the employment of refugees in Germany? Answers to some frequently asked questions.

Herbert Brücker, Yuliya Kosyakova

In 2015, the highest number of refugees arrived in Germany since the end of the Second World War. The overall number of refugees in Germany increased by 1.2 million people until the end of 2018. A recent analysis implies faster labour market integration of refugees who arrived in Germany between 2013 to 2016 than was the case for refugees from previous years. ...read more

28. May 2020 | Series "COVID-19 Crisis: Consequences for the Labour Market"

The world after the coronavirus crisis – more supportive, more digital, more sustainable?

Ulrich Walwei

In times of coronavirus, politics is relying on scientific evidence more than ever. At the same time, the crisis offers the opportunity for a more supportive and more sustainable social and economic model – if we learn the right lessons. Some thoughts on this subject by IAB Vice Director Ulrich Walwei. ...read more

15. May 2020 | Education and Chances of Employment

School closings during the COVID-19 pandemic: findings from German high school students

Silke Anger, Hans Dietrich, Alexander Patzina, Malte Sandner, Adrian Lerche, Sarah Bernhard, Carina Toussaint

School closings are a core policy to slow down the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic all over the world. In Germany, all schools were closed within a few days after 13 March 2020. As in other countries, Germany currently observes a countrywide, growing debate regarding the reopening of schools. ...read more