Projects within this Research Area revolve around theoretical and empirical investigations on the effect of a range of factors on the labour market. Developments relating to classes of occupations or trades, qualifications and industrial sectors are placed in a (socio-)economic context.
On behalf of the research results, policy recommendations for political, administrative and business decision-makers can be developed GWS is a participant in the QuBe project (www.qube-projekt.de), launched in 2007. The project offers an overview of expected changes to the supply of and demand for labour, broken down by qualifications and professions. The objective of the project is to identify potential skills shortages well in advance.
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Our figure of the month 05/2022: Strong increase in timber prices due to rising global demand, supply bottlenecks and trade embargoes
Forestry and sawmills benefit
After both raw wood prices and industrial producer prices for wood in Germany stagnated for years or declined from mid-2018 to the end of 2020, they have since…
New Paper published on macroeconomic impacts of climate change on the Blue Economy sectors of southern European islands
This paper presents a model-based assessment of the macroeconomic impacts of climate change on the Blue Economy of Southern European islands for different climate scenarios until the end of…
Our figure of the month 02/2022: The bicycle boom is catching on with commuters – 10% have taken up cycling or e-bikes since the pandemic
Shares of cars and public transport declining
In Germany, millions of working people commute between home and work every day. Despite the past two Covid years, the trend toward commuting is…