22. March 2019 | Interviews

“The labour market integration of refugees is working out much better than we expected.” An interview with Herbert Brücker and Yuliya Kosyakova

Martin Schludi

In order to learn more about the situation of refugees in Germany, and how it develops, a representative longitudinal survey has been launched in 2016: the IAB-BAMF-SOEP Survey of Refugees. ...read more

8th February 2019 | Groups of Persons

Manager for download: Expectations versus reality

Ralph K. Dreyhaupt, Frank Gustke, Ludwig Pierkes, Marcel Schmutzler

Digitisation will leave a strong mark on the working world of today, including leadership styles, structures, and cultures. Still, however, many companies and job-seeking managers stick to the old ways of thinking. But what kind of leadership does digitisation require in the first place? And how can companies prepare for the imminent changes? ...read more

20th December 2018 | International Labour Markets

The rise of online labour markets: freelancing and gig working via internet platforms

Vili Lehdonvirta

Gig work apps’ food delivery drivers have become a familiar sight in many European cities. However, there is also a completely digital version of platform-mediated non-standard work. In online gig work, self-employed workers complete projects remotely for clients obtained through online labour platforms. ...read more

13 September 2018 | Labour Market, Employment and Social Policy

Setting out for Digital Social Security

Enzo Weber

Platform work is increasing worldwide, leaving a serious lack of social protection. In spite of the international and flexible character of platform work, extending social security is feasible – if one is ready to explore new avenues. This article is on setting out for Digital Social Security. ...read more

29 August 2018 | Groups of Persons

Women still hit the glass ceiling – despite operational promotion of equal opportunities

Malte Reichelt

There is a large wage gap between women and men. The search for explanations and solutions must start exactly where wages are decided: in the enterprises. ...read more

Short News

29. August 2017

IAB Labour Market Barometer for Germany

Every month, the IAB labour market barometer provides a short-term outlook for the development of both employment and unemployment in Germany.

20. April 2017

Key indicators of the German labour market

In a data appendix to its recent publication "Arbeitsmarkt kompakt" the IAB offers a broad range of key indicators of the German labour market.

20. April 2017

Industry 4.0 – job-producer or employment-destroyer?

A current report (2/2016) published by the IAB discusses the employment effects of the digital revolution in German manufacturing.