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Qualification: MYSKILLS – New test makes professional knowledge visible

No qualification, no job – that's how it is for many people in Germany, even if they have already been working for years. But how can refugees and the unemployed be integrated more easily into the employment market without a professional qualification? That's where MYSKILLS comes in – a test which we have developed hand-in-hand with the Federal Employment Agency.

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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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Study: Boosting Trade in Services in the Digitalisation Era: Potential and Obstacles

While international trade in goods is stagnating, the exchange of digital services has been growing strongly over the past years. Some European economies harness the potential of this growth market well – but others lag behind. A new study identifies which countries can make better use of their potential and from which countries they can learn.

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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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Working paper: When machines judge people

Predictive policing, credit assessments, job recruitment – algorithmic systems are impacting many areas of life today. If machine-based decisions are to serve people and their needs, society must shape how those decisions are made, for example by establishing criteria that ensure algorithmic predictions are truly beneficial. For this to be the case, predictions must be applied in an objective manner and must be refutable, and it must be possible for them to be independently verified.

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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.