Globalization, digitization, demographic change, and migration are leading to a more dynamic labor market and a structural change in the organization of work and social security. We monitor the effects of these trends in order to develop concepts for this structural change.
Labour Market Dynamics: Improving income and social mobility prospects
In the past few years and decades wage inequality has increased alarmingly in the majority of OECD and EU countries. With policy-relevant action knowledge, we want to contribute to taking countermeasures in the interests of greater equality of opportunities for all and greater growth potential.
Basic Social Security: Improving labour market integration
Although the employment situation is developing well overall, there is currently a lack of success regarding labour market integration of disadvantaged gropus. Here we would like to give an external impulse for the development of consensual solutions.
Old-Age Protection: Shaping the future of old-age provision
Despite recent reforms, the ageing of society, changes in employment and unfavourable interest rate developments are putting the pension system under severe pressure. We are developing reform proposals on how sustainable old-age provision can be organised and poverty among the elderly can be avoided in the future.
Labour Market: Enable flexible and safe transitions
Economic dynamism requires individual social security in order to promote individual flexibility and willingness to take risks, which in the long run creates dynamics in the labour market. For this purpose, we want to develop orientation knowledge and recommendations for policy makers.