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DIW Economic Bulletin 45/46 / 2015

Integrating Refugees: A Long-Term, Worthwhile Investment

The debate about the massive influx of refugees into Germany often focuses solely on the short-term costs. But while these expenditures are bound to be substantial inthe coming years, the discussion neglects the long-term economic potential of a successful integration of refugees—often, young people—which can transform the initial expenditure into a worthwhile investment. Even if many of the refugees’ ...

2015| Marcel Fratzscher, Simon Junker
DIW Economic Bulletin 32/33 / 2015

The Vast Majority of Employees in Germany Are Satisfied with Their Jobs

The vast majority of workers rate their professional occupations positively; only one in eight is unhappy with his or her job. This has been the case for the past 20 years. There is little difference in the degree of satisfaction between genders, workers in West Germany and East Germany, or among different age groups. Even the level of compensation and the nature of the work itself do not exert any ...

2015| Karl Brenke
DIW Economic Bulletin 39 / 2015

Distribution of Refugees Very Uneven among EU Member States - Even When Accounting for Economic Strength and Total Population

The European Union is currently experiencing its largest influx of asylum seekers in years. Yet the distribution of these refugees across the member states is highly uneven: Large countries such as the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Spain, as well as the Eastern European countries (apart from Hungary), have received relatively few asylum seekers. Far more refugees are headed to Central Europe, ...

2015| Karl Brenke
DIW Economic Bulletin 5 / 2015

Growing Importance of Women in the German Labor Market

An increasing share of the working-age population is active in the German labor market. In particular, the number of women participating in the labor force has grown. The more highly qualified they are, the greater their participation in the labor market — and the level of qualification among women has increased considerably, now approaching that of men. Regardless of their qualifications, women’s ...

2015| Karl Brenke
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Business Cycles, Unemployment and Entrepreneurial Entry: Evidence from Germany

We investigate whether people are more willing to become self-employed during boom periods or during recessions and to what extent business cycles and unemployment levels influence entries into entrepreneurship. Our analysis for Germany reveals that there is a positive relationship between unemployment rates and start-up activities. Moreover, new business formation is higher during recessions than ...

In: International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal 11 (2015), 2, S. 267-286 | Michael Fritsch, Alexander S. Kritikos, Katharina Pijnenburg
DIW Berlin - Politikberatung kompakt 86 / 2014

Eine Arbeitslosenversicherung für den Euroraum als automatischer Stabilisator: Grenzen und Möglichkeiten

2014| Sebastian Dullien, Ferdinand Fichtner, Peter Haan, Laslo Jaeger, Max Jansen, Richard Ochmann, Erik Tomasch
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The Effect of the Business Cycle on Apprenticeship Training: Evidence from Germany

The benefits of dual apprenticeship programs are usually discussed in the context of reducing structural unemployment rates, especially among the young. Related to this, the long-run benefits of dual apprenticeship programs are extensively analyzed in the literature. However, empirical evidence regarding the short-run effects of the business cycle on the number of apprenticeships is scarce. In this ...

In: Journal of Labor Research 35 (2014), Iss. 4, 412-422 | Guido Baldi, Imke Brüggemann-Borck, Thore Schlaak
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