Projects of the Research Unit Labour Markets and Social Insurance

  1. Project // 15.07.2022 – 31.07.2027

    Work Disability and Labour Supply

    This project empirically and theoretically evaluates social insurance systems for work disability. Almost all OECD countries provide universal coverage for short-term, long-term and permanent work disability.…

  2. Project // 01.06.2022 – 31.05.2025

    Economic Upheaval and Human Capital Formation

    The aim of the project is to empirically analyze the long-term and intergenerational consequences of economic upheavals on human capital formation. Human capital formation is seen as a key mechanism to increase…

  3. Project // 01.04.2021 – 31.03.2024

    Regional Economic Disparities in the Aftermath of the COVID-19 Outbreak: the role of Digitalization and Working-from-home

    The project analyses how the COVID-19 crisis affects labour market disparities within and between German regions. We aim to quantify the short and medium-term employment effects and the contribution of firm…

  4. Project // 15.02.2021 – 14.02.2024

    Labor Market Consequences of Covid-19 and the Digital Transformation

    The impact of the Corona pandemic on businesses and employees presumably depends, among other things, on how digitized businesses already were before the pandemic. If digitization proves to be an instrument for…

  5. Project // 01.02.2021 – 31.01.2023

    Analyses of the Costs and Benefits of School Closures for the Containment of COVID-19

    The aim of the project is to empirically assess the costs and benefits of school closures enacted in response to the spread of COVID-19. Benefits are measured by the contribution of the interventions to reduce…

  6. Project // 01.10.2020 – 31.10.2022

    The Quality of Employment and Firm Outcomes: a Panel Analysis of Recent Developments in German Establishments – wave 5

    In this project, the fifth survey wave of the Linked Personnel Panel (LPP) was developed and evaluated together with a team led by Professor Dirk Sliwka from the University of Cologne and Prof. Patrick Kampkötter…

  7. Project // 01.10.2020 – 30.09.2024

    Contract with the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs: Scientific Advice and Corresponding Dialog Formats Concerning the Welfare State, the Working Environment, and the Social Market Economy

    The project provides short reports and dialogue formats on labor market and social policy issues to the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. The purpose is to inform the current debate and the political…

  8. Project // 01.04.2020 – 30.09.2022

    Health fee Regulations and their Implications for Health and Labour Market Outcomes in East and West Germany

    Upon German reunification, the East German states adopted the West German health insurance system, although some special regulations applied. In particular, the official fee schedule for private health insurance…

  9. Project // 01.02. – 31.12.2020

    Working Hours Fluctuation, Career Outcomes and Fertility decisions

    This research project aims to address two important issues for OECD countries, namely persistently low fertility rates leading to aging societies and gender inequality in the labour market. Recent work has shown…