Andre Bonn (Copyright)  Hosentasche Tasche Taschen
Weekly Report, 10 Apr 2019

by  Jule Adriaans, Stefan Liebig and Juergen Schupp Representative survey results have shown a stable approval rate for implementing unconditional basic income of between 45 and 52 percent in Germany since 2016/17. In European comparison, this approval rate is low. Younger, better educated ... more

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Press releases, 04 Apr 2019

Press release of the project group "Gemeinschaftsdiagnose": German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association, ifo Institute – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich in ... more

Lara (Copyright)  Geld Cash Finanzen
Weekly Report, 03 Apr 2019

by  Markus M. Grabka and Carsten Schröder The total number of dependent employees in Germany has increased by more than four million since the financial crisis. Part of this growth took place in the low-wage sector. Analyses based on data from the Socio-Economic Panel, which in 2017 for ... more

Manfred Steinbach (Copyright)  Straßenverkehr Verkehr Autoverkehr
Weekly Report, 28 Mar 2019

by Stefan Bach, Hermann Buslei, Michelle Harnisch and Niklas Isaak The ecological tax reform that Germany implemented between 1999 and 2003 increased energy tax rates—especially on gasoline and diesel. Today, the ecological tax hikes yield an annual revenue of around 20 billion euros or 0.6 ... more

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Press releases, 14 Mar 2019

According to DIW Berlin estimates, the German economy will continue its solid growth performance in 2019 and 2020. Overall, however, the economy is cooling noticeably and production capacity utilization is returning to normal. This is primarily due to the global economy weakening; it has been ... more

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In younger, better educated persons, and lower income groups are more likely to be in favor of unconditional : news study and survey by .
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Germany has one of the largest low-wage sectors in Europe, affecting a quarter of all employees. Despite the labour market boom and strong economic growth the low-wage sector has not shrunk, but has increased since 1995. Our report /1
The main reasons for Germany’s large low-wage sector are low collective bargaining coverage, many mini jobs (trapping people in low-hour/low-wage jobs), a low minimum wage and a lack of qualifications for many. Our new report /4
Joint spring 2019: Significant cooling of the economy in Germany - political risks high:
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