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DIW Weekly Report 7/8 / 2021

Ganzes Heft

2021
DIW Weekly Report 5/6 / 2021

LGBTQI* People in Germany Face Staggering Health Disparities

Discrimination and rejection experienced by LGBTQI* people affect their mental health and, in the long term, their physical health as well. Survey data from the Socio-Economic Panel and Bielefeld University show that LGBTQI* people in Germany are affected by negative mental health outcomes three to four times more often than the rest of the population. Poor physical health that may be stress-related, ...

2021| David Kasprowski, Mirjam Fischer, Xiao Chen, Lisa de Vries, Martin Kroh, Simon Kühne, David Richter, Zaza Zindel
DIW Weekly Report 5/6 / 2021

Ganzes Heft

2021
DIW Weekly Report 3/4 / 2021

Gender Diversity Benefits Supervisory Board Work of Many Companies

Over the past years, the proportion of women on the supervisory boards of major companies in Germany has increased. As this second report in the DIW Women Executives Barometer 2021 shows, this has a meaningful, positive impact on the supervisory boards of many companies, and affects interactions between members, discussions, and decision-making. These findings are based on qualitative interviews with ...

2021| Anja Kirsch, Katharina Wrohlich
DIW Weekly Report 3/4 / 2021

Number of Women on Boards of Large Firms Increasing Slowly; Legal Requirements Could Provide Momentum

The proportion of women on the boards of large companies in Germany continued to increase during 2020. In the fourth quarter of 2020, there were 101 female executive board members in the 200 largest companies, seven more than in 2019. However, growth was slow, as it was in some of the other groups of companies as well: The proportion of women on the executive boards of the top 200 companies (around ...

2021| Anja Kirsch, Katharina Wrohlich
DIW Weekly Report 3/4 / 2021

Momentum in Sight for the Executive Boards of Major German Companies: Editorial

2021| Anja Kirsch, Katharina Wrohlich
DIW Weekly Report 3/4 / 2021

Ganzes Heft

2021
DIW Weekly Report 1/2 / 2021

German Construction Industry Remains on Its Path of Growth during the Coronavirus Recession

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a deep worldwide economic crisis. In many countries, the construction industry has been impacted. In Germany, however, construction activity is one of the economic sectors that has remained largely stable: In 2020, the total construction volume in Germany is expected to have increased by around four percent to 444 billion euros after increasing by around eight percent ...

2021| Martin Gornig, Claus Michelsen, Laura Pagenhardt
DIW Weekly Report 1/2 / 2021

Ganzes Heft

2021
DIW Weekly Report 52/53 / 2020

Fiscal Rules Mitigate Economic Setbacks during Crises

91 countries around the world have established fiscal rules to limit national debt and/or budget deficits. Using data from previous natural disasters, this report investigates how these fiscal rules affect overall economic development following a crisis. The results show countries with fiscal rules fare better after such shocks than those without. GDP, private consumption, and investments develop markedly ...

2020| Alexander Kriwoluzky, Laura Pagenhardt, Malte Rieth
DIW Weekly Report 52/53 / 2020

Ganzes Heft

2020
DIW Weekly Report 51 / 2020

EU Taxonomy Increasing Transparency of Sustainable Investments

By developing a taxonomy for sustainable investments, the EU Commission has created the first standardized criteria for climate-friendly economic activities.To achieve the goal of climate neutrality by 2050, firms and investors must be well informed of which investments avoid greenhouse gas emis- sions and can thus be categorized as sustainable. The present report investigates to what extent the EU ...

2020| Franziska Schütze, Jan Stede, Marc Blauert, Katharina Erdmann
DIW Weekly Report 51 / 2020

Ganzes Heft

2020
DIW Weekly Report 50 / 2020

German Economy: Optimistic despite Decline as 2020 Ends: DIW Economic Outlook

The coronavirus pandemic is once again slowing down the German economy: Following a strong and unexpected economic recovery over summer 2020, which compensated for large parts of the losses from the spring, the second wave has resulted in renewed restrictions affecting both social and economic life. Therefore, the German economy is likely to shrink again in the final quarter of 2020. If the second ...

2020| Claus Michelsen, Paul Berenberg-Gossler, Marius Clemens, Max Hanisch, Simon Junker, Laura Pagenhardt
DIW Weekly Report 50 / 2020

Global Economy: Recovery Slowing Down: DIW Economic Outlook

The global economy recovered more quickly than expected in the third quarter of 2020. Following the coronavirus-related slumps, economic output increased by seven percent. A decrease in infection rates and thus an easing of containment measures contributed to re-normalizing production processes and trade. Private households also began demanding more consumer goods again, especially personal services. ...

2020| Claus Michelsen, Paul Berenberg-Gossler, Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Hella Engerer, Sandra Pasch
DIW Weekly Report 50 / 2020

Second Coronavirus Wave Affecting German Economy and Halting Recovery: Editorial

2020| Claus Michelsen, Paul Berenberg-Gossler, Marius Clemens, Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Hella Engerer, Marcel Fratzscher, Max Hanisch, Simon Junker, Laura Pagenhardt, Sandra Pasch
DIW Weekly Report 50 / 2020

Ganzes Heft

2020
DIW Weekly Report 49 / 2020

Mentoring Programs Support the Integration of Refugees

Over a million people sought asylum in Germany between 2014 and 2016. During this time, many Germans began volunteering in various ways to help refugees and mentorship pro- grams in particular gained significance. As this report shows, participating in a mentorship program has a positive impact on refugees: They improve their language skills and become more socially active. Mentors experience the relationship ...

2020| Magdalena Krieger, Philipp Jaschke, Martin Kroh, Nicolas Legewie, Lea-Maria Löbel
DIW Weekly Report 49 / 2020

Ganzes Heft

2020
DIW Weekly Report 46/47/48 / 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic and Low Oil Prices Putting Pressure on the Gulf Countries

The coronavirus pandemic has affected the Gulf countries in a particular way. In addition to the direct consequences of the pandemic, the spread of the coronavirus has led to a collapse in demand for the Gulf countries’ most important source of revenue: oil. Its price, which had fallen initially due to the price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia, collapsed in spring 2020. Although it recovered somewhat ...

2020| Dawud Ansari, Hella Engerer
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