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

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