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The labor market effects of the Corona crisis will gradually become apparent in the large labor market aggregates of employment and unemployment. In the event of a noticeable slump in economic performance, a serious impact on the labor market appears to be unavoidable despite the most comprehensive financial package in German economic history.
Data is rapidly becoming one of the most important business resources. A growing number of companies address the question of how they can use data profitably in their business.
How are income and wealth distributed in Germany? There is often no simple answer to this seemingly simple question, sometimes not even a clear one. Various social and structural changes have very different effects on the distribution of income and wealth: an ageing population, a tendency to live alone or an increasing share of the population with migration background along with economic changes amidst a deepening globalization and digitalization.