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Paula Risius

Paula Risius

Researcher for Digital Education and Skilled Workforce Development

Tel: +49 221 4981-680
  • Since 2019 at the IW
  • Studies of Sociology and Empirical Social Research at the University of Cologne
  • Supervision of empirical research in the project NETZWERK Q 4.0
  • Research interests: Education and training in the digital transformation; career orientation and transitions to work; shortage of skilled workers.

IW Publications

Werner, Dirk / Risius, Paula / Jansen, Anika, 2021, Neue Wege oder Irrwege für den Ausbildungsmarkt? Wie die Parteien Ausbildungsangebot und -nachfrage erhöhen wollen: Eine kritische Bewertung der Parteiprogramme durch das IW, IW-Policy Paper, Nr. 21, Köln
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New paths or wrong paths for the training market?
IW-Policy Paper No. 21 23. September 2021

New paths or wrong paths for the training market?

Dirk Werner / Paula Risius / Anika Jansen

Some of the demands made by the political parties in their election programs for the federal elections are specifically aimed at increasing the demand for and supply of vocational education and training. In this analysis, the measures are evaluated economically based on empirical data and previous research findings.


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Measuring the Shortage of Skilled Workers
IW-Report No. 59 21. November 2020

Measuring the shortage of skilled workers

Alexander Burstedde / Regina Flake / Anika Jansen / Lydia Malin / Paula Risius / Susanne Seyda / Sebastian Schirner / Dirk Werner

The present IW-Report introduces a new methodology for measuring the shortage of skilled workers and thus makes a central contribution to mapping the skilled worker situation in Germany. First, a definition of the term "shortage of skilled workers" is presented. Afterwards, its operationalization is discussed.


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