Labor market policy


Press release December 8, 2022

Migrating foreign skilled workers - missed opportunities for the German labour market? (in German)

Between 2000 and 2020, more than 18 million foreigners migrated to Germany, while at the same time more than 13 million foreigners left the country (excluding refugee migration). The reasons given by the emigrants for their return migration are manifold. About a quarter of the respondents left Germany for professional reasons (unemployment, no suitable employment, lack of recognition of professional qualifications). Another quarter of the emigrations were for reasons of residence law. A lack of social integration is also frequently cited as a reason, while economic or family reasons are less common. In many cases, the departure results from a bundle of different structural and individual factors.


Jan Simon Wiemann, Lena Walser Auswertung des IAB-Betriebspanels Baden-Württemberg, IAW-Kurzbericht 2/2023

Tobias Brändle, Andreas Koch

The German Pay Transparency Act Does Not Achieve Its Goal
In: Wirtschaftsdienst 103 (12), S. 842-849, Dezember 2023;

Tobias König, Lena Berner Eine empirische Analyse auf der Basis des IAB-Betriebspanels, IAW-Kurzbericht 4/2023

Bernhard Boockmann, Andrea Kirchmann, Frederik Knirsch, Kathrin Mittelstät, Henry Puhe, Anne Zühlke Final report to the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MAGS), Tübingen, June 2023