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Inflation has started to increase, and the return of inflation comes at a time in which economies begin to recover from pandemic-induced and lockdown-induced recessions. This raises questions about how much and how long inflation will go up as well as about whether central banks have to step-up against inflation at the cost of slowing down the economic recovery. Has “low for long” turned into “higher for longer”?
The German labour market is on the verge of a fundamental upheaval. While the number of people in the labour force has risen steadily in recent decades, it is likely to drop significantly as soon as the baby boomers retire.
The combination of China's size, the increasing competitive pressure from China, its rapid technological catch-up and the competitive distortions of state capitalism could threaten prosperity in Germany. Therefore, it is important to assess the extent of competitive pressure and distortions caused by China's state subsidies.
In order to be able to make well-founded statements on the state of integration, it must first be clarified what this should actually entail. From the Duden's definition of a "connection of a multiplicity of individual persons or groups to form a social and cultural unit (Duden, 2020)", three areas can be derived .These are the formation of a common identity of immigrants and natives, the connection of their social networks and the equalization of their economic situation and living conditions.
The difference between existing intentions and actual behavior occurs in various forms, such as procrastination or companies not being able to implement planned changes, which may lead to competitive disadvantages in ever dynamic business environments.
The party Bündnis 90/Die Grünen has developed a comprehensive agenda of labour market and social policy reforms. These range from measures with a small scope, such as the ban on on-call work, to measures that would amount to a complete system change and affect millions of people, such as the individualisation of basic income support.
More than half a million people in Germany are diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This is an inflammatory-rheumatic disease that is chronic and usually affects the joints. Many of the persons affected are still in their working life.
How Germans inform themselves about political events: Personal conversation and use of traditional media come first.
This paper calls for an increased discourse between Fridays for Future and representatives of business. Fridays for Future play a key role in educating the public and raising awareness of scientific reports, such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment, which demonstrate the urgency with which we must tackle climate change.
The corona pandemic has had a decisive impact on the year 2020 and, at least in recent times, has had an unprecedented (negative) impact on society and the economy. At the core of this simulation study is therefore the question of how the corona pandemic has affected income levels and social inequality in Germany, and to what extent automatic stabilizers of the social security system and additional financial aid measures have been able to cushion distortions caused by the crisis.