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  1. Research // 13.02.2001

    Shortcomings in Dual Training Programmes: Skilled Workers Have Little Chance of Finding Employment with Technology-Intensive Service Providers

    Companies that invest heavily in new information and communication technologies (ICT) often overlook skilled workers who have completed vocational apprenticeships, preferring to employ individuals who have a…
  2. Research // 02.02.2001

    Ten Years of ZEW - Success Thanks to an International Outlook and Practical Relevance

    Ten years of ZEW – a success story written by the staff and researchers at ZEW. This is the conclusion drawn by the Minister President of Baden-Württemberg, Erwin Teufel, in view of the research completed by…
  3. Research // 29.01.2001

    Trend for Late Motherhood Leads to Significant Wage Losses

    Parental leaves from full-time employment lead to significant wage losses in the long-run. Especially women are affected by this problem as they still assume the bigger part in child care, which requires them…
  4. Research // 24.01.2001

    ZEW Financial Market Survey: Analysts Predict a US Base Interest Rate of 5.25 Per Cent

    The somewhat surprising decision of the US Central Bank to reduce the base interest rate from 6.5 to 6 per cent on 3 January this year shall have further impacts until the end of the year. German financial…
  5. Research // 16.01.2001

    ZEW Financial Market Survey: US Interest Rate Cut to Boost Economic Gloom in Germany

    Economic expectations for Germany have continued its downfall and currently stand at -4.4 points, according to the ZEW Financial Market Survey. Compared to the previous month, the indicator has declined by 4.3…
  6. Research // 11.01.2001

    Falls in Morale Amongst Business-related Service Providers expected at the end of the year

    In the fourth and final quarter of 2000, the morale amongst business-related service providers has worsened slightly. The seasonally-adjusted rate of growth in turnover has fallen from 4.4 per cent in the…
  7. Research // 11.01.2001

    Business-related Service Providers React to Fluctuations in Demand by Offering Overtime and Short-time Work

    Business-related service providers make overwhelming use of overtime and short-time work as a solution for cyclical and seasonal changes in demand. Working lifetime accounts and part-time work play a fairly…
  8. Research // 03.01.2001

    Demand for Stock Market News Magazines Influenced by DAX

    The sales figures of German stock market news magazines depend on the state of the stock market. If the market shows an upward trend, sales figures rise, while a downward trend prompts a drop in sales.
  9. Research // 21.12.2000

    Tax Reform 2001: Germany and France Gain in International Competitiveness

    At the turn of the year, the first measures implemented as part of the 2000 tax reform have come into effect in Germany and France. Both France and Germany hope that these reforms will improve the investment…