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  1. Research // 25.08.2003

    Unemployed Over-53s Have an Unfairly Negative Reputation

    Older unemployed workers are often accused of taking excessive advantage of unemployment benefit. This sweeping accusation, however, is unjustified.
  2. Research // 19.08.2003

    ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment: Confidence Continues to Rise

    The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany continued to increase considerably in August. The indicator now stands at +52.5 points as compared to +41.9 points in July.
  3. Research // 12.08.2003

    Practical Vocational Training: The Best Way to Guard Against Unemployment

    Practical vocational training reduces the risk of unemployment to a greater extent than a university degree. A higher academic qualification is therefore not always the best way to guard against unemployment.…
  4. Research // 24.07.2003

    Service Providers in the Information Economy Make Limited Use of Online Advertising

    Use of online advertising varies greatly amongst service providers in the information economy. Service providers in the telecommunications industry, however, spend the largest proportion of their advertising…
  5. Research // 23.07.2003

    German IT-Related Service Providers Optimistic

    The development of the annual rate of growth in turnover in the German IT-related services sector in the second quarter of 2003 was better than the firms had forecasted in the previous quarter. It increased to…
  6. Research // 15.07.2003

    ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for July: Signs of Upswing

    The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany increased considerably in July. The indicator gained +20.6 points versus the previous month and now stands at +41.9 points. It is now well above its…
  7. Research // 10.07.2003

    An Ever-Increasing Number of Jobs Require ICT Skills

    The working day is increasingly characterised by tasks carried out using computers and the internet. 41 per cent of workers in the manufacturing industry and 57 per cent of workers in selected service…
  8. Research // 07.07.2003

    Temporary Employment Agencies: Hartz-laws Will Increase Costs and Reduce Turnover

    The majority of temporary employment agencies in Germany are not expecting to see any positive outcomes following implementation of the Hartz-laws. Rather, they fear increasing personnel costs and falling…
  9. Research // 18.06.2003

    Stock Option Watch Provides Analysis and Comment on Pay of Specialist and Executive Personnel

    The "Stock Option Watch", produced by the Centre for European Economics Research (ZEW), will now appear twice a year, and will address new developments in the remuneration of specialist and executive personnel.…