Weitere Meldungen

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Trend Monitoring: Employment of the future

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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Develop competences: Obtain vocational degrees step-by-step via partial qualifications

Partial qualifications allow adults to obtain vocational degrees, step-by-step, as appropriate for their personal circumstances. In cooperation with science, practice, politics and the economy, we are identifying success factors and developing recommendations for how a comprehensive, connective program for modular qualification might be designed.

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Recognize competences: Advancement opportunities for informally qualified persons

The opening of the social shears and shortage of specialized personnel show: Germany must finally start recognizing and making use of informally and non-formally acquired skills. Especially for people without a formal professional or higher education degree. Based on studies and practical examples, foreign and domestic, we illustrate how this might work.

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Event: Technological Innovation Promises to Reshape Global Economy

Advances in technology – from the Internet of things to artificial intelligence, automation and big data – promise to reshape the labor market and economy in dramatic ways, said Denis McDonough, former chief of staff to U.S. President Barack Obama, at the ninth annual Bertelsmann Foundation-Financial Times conference in Washington, DC.