All articles in: International Labour Markets

Germany does not stand alone in having experienced changes in the landscape of work. However, these changes differ in comparison to other countries – both in relation to the relative importance of ...read more

A few refugees get a job soon after they arrived in Germany. However, for most of them labour market integration is still a long way off. Bevor getting a job, many refugees have to learn German and ...read more

The German labour market follows a fascinating employment trend since the year 2005. In contrast, wage growth remained weak until 2010 and although wage dynamics have picked up by now, they remain ...read more

23. February 2018 |

Long-term unemployment: a European comparison

Regina Konle-Seidl , Thomas Rhein

For many years, Germany was notable for its high levels of long-term unemployment compared to other countries. However, in contrast to the European trend, the number of long-term unemployed has ...read more

Since 2015, questions around migration and the integration of migrant men and women into the labour market, the education system and all other areas of society have moved into the centre of public ...read more

If you want to use a single indicator to understand how the German labour market compares internationally, then the employment rate is a fitting measure to use. It gives the proportion of the working ...read more

9. November 2017 |

EU project analyses international labor migration from different perspectives

The European network “Global mobility of employees” offers IAB a unique opportunity to transnationally co-operate with partners from academia, industry, and administration and to jointly train ...read more

  Pedro S. Martins is an expert spanning boundaries between science and politics: Martins, who is now doing research at Queen Mary University of London, was Secretary of State in the Ministry ...read more

24. August 2017 |

Recent book publication: Productivity Puzzles Across Europe

The economic shock of the financial crisis rivalled  that of the Great Depression following the Wall Street Crash of 1929 in terms of the decline in economic output across the world. However, the ...read more

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