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

9. October 2019 | Interviews

“Exclusion from steady employment is widespread in Denmark, Finland, and Germany.” An interview with Regina Konle-Seidl

Jutta Winters

Regina Konle-Seidl explains in this video interview the concept of chronic unemployment. In many European countries considerable segments of the labour force seem to be excluded from steady employment on the regular labour market. ...read more

11. September 2019 | Establishments and the Demand for Personnel

Flexible working hours are becoming increasingly important

Peter Ellguth, Hans-Dieter Gerner, Ines Zapf

More and more companies and administrations offer their employees working time accounts. Between 1999 and 2016, the proportion of companies using this instrument has almost doubled. ...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.