20. April 2022 | International Labour Markets

The war in Ukraine, international trade and price effects on the German economy

Kamal Kassam, Ignat Stepanok

Russia’s exports account for a large share of world trade in a few goods and commodities classes. These are most notably nickel, fertilisers, mineral fuels and mineral oils, cereals and wood. Their prices and supply are affected by the war in Ukraine and the underlying economic sanctions. ...read more

19. April 2022 | Labour Market, Employment and Social Policy

Covid-19 crisis, Ukraine war and fear of stagflation: Why we need a new supply policy

Enzo Weber

Inflation is currently at a record high and will continue to go up as a result of the war in Ukraine and sanctions imposed on Russia. Considering the shortages in the economic environment, there is a risk of stagflation that cannot be coped with by means of demand policy alone. ...read more

6. April 2022 | Series "Covid-19 crisis: consequences for the labour market"

With its numerous surveys the IAB will shed light on the coronavirus mystery

Yuliya Kosyakova, Laura Pohlan

The Covid-19 crisis has led to a dramatic increase in the demand for information both in politics and practice. This poses an enormous challenge to the research and counselling activities at the IAB. To meet this demand, the IAB has expanded the existing surveys and, at the same time, introduced new ones on an unprecedented scale and in record time. And it has been worth the effort. ...read more

8. March 2022 | Interviews

Work and family in times of lockdown: a step backwards for women?

Jutta Winters, Christiane Keitel

Two IAB brief reports resulting from IAB surveys focus on the consequences of the first lockdown for families with children under twelve years of age in Germany. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Forum editorial team asked the authors Claudia Globisch and Michael Oberfichtner about the role assignment between mothers and fathers during the pandemic. ...read more

8. December 2021 | Groups of Persons

Disadvantaged young people find the transition from school to work particularly difficult

Juliane Achatz, Nancy Reims, Malte Sandner, Brigitte Schels

How the transition from school to working life takes place sets the course for individual labour market opportunities. This transition is particularly difficult for disadvantaged young people. Studies of young people in Germany show that in addition to low or no educational qualifications, attending a special needs school, having a disability, or growing up in low-income families are further barriers to a successful transition. ...read more