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Professional participation and inclusion

The CC has a high level of expertise in the field of participation in working life, analyses key issues in the context and provides them for different target groups in a practical way.

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Its mission is to promote participation and inclusion in economic and social policies.

As part of the scientific community, the CC is networked nationally and internationally and is in regular exchange with key stakeholders from civil society, business and politics.

Surveys and usability tests with target groups (employers, employees with disabilities or chronic illnesses, consulting institutions) are also part of the activities and incorporated into the studies, publications and information offered by the CC.

The CC sees the economic potential of equal participation of all people, raises awareness of barrier-free access to information, communication and digitization, and consistently considers the topic of participation in working life in its offers and research projects.

Information and services of the CC are available at www.rehadat.de and www.iw-elan.de.

Contact Persons

Anja Brockhagen

Anja Brockhagen

Consultant for press and public relations

Tel: +49 221 4981-845
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Mareike Decker

Mareike Decker

Team leader REHADAT Assistive Technology

Tel: +49 221 4981-806
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Andrea Kurtenacker

Andrea Kurtenacker

Head of Professional Participation and Inclusion Research Unit

Tel: +49 221 4981-820
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Wiebke Modler

Wiebke Modler

Scientific officer in the REHADAT project

Tel: +49 221 4981-826
Martin Selbach

Martin Selbach

Deputy Project Manager REHADAT and Head of IW-Elan

Tel: +49 221 4981-836
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Alle Beiträge

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Educational attainment of the population in a European comparison
IW-Report No. 3 21. January 2023

Educational attainment of the population in a European comparison

Wido Geis-Thöne

With the increasing shortage of skilled labour against the backdrop of demographic change and the changing demands on employees in the context of digitalisation, decarbonisation and de-globalisation, it is becoming increasingly important for Germany and Europe that the working population achieves the highest possible level of qualification.

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Integration needs of children in regional comparison
IW-Report No. 1 15. January 2023

Integration needs of children in regional comparison

Wido Geis-Thöne

While the citizenship says little about the state of integration of adults, it is a good indicator of a recent migration history in the case of children.

IW

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Results of the IW Works Council Election Survey
IW-Trends No. 4 29. December 2022

Works Council Elections 2022: Results of the IW Works Council Election Survey

Christian Kestermann / Hagen Lesch / Oliver Stettes

Works councils receive strong backing from the workforces they represent. Nevertheless, the drop in turnout reported in the IW Works Council Election Survey 2022 suggests that this support is declining.

IW

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Parental contributions for all-day care for primary school children
IW-Report No. 62 25. November 2022

Parental contributions for all-day care for primary school children

Wido Geis-Thöne

The organisation of all-day care for primary school children varies greatly from region to region in Germany. In most of the eastern German states it takes place mainly in after-school care centres, which are part of the child and youth welfare services, whereas in North Rhine-Westphalia these functions are taken over by the open all-day schools.

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The Status Quo and Suggested Approaches for Policymakers
IW-Trends 17. November 2022

Securing Skilled Labour by Attracting and Retaining International Students: The Status Quo and Suggested Approaches for Policymakers

Wido Geis-Thöne

The demographic transition is expected to leave Germany with a serious shortage of skilled workers. To alleviate this bottleneck, more young people from abroad should be trained at German universities and offered the prospect of long-term residence.

IW

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