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With the sharp reduction in classroom teaching in the context of the Corona pandemic, students' own initiative in practising the school material has become much more important for their competence development.
Since 2017, the microcensus records the motives of persons born abroad for moving to Germany. This provides new insights into the contexts in which immigration takes place.
The Covid-19 pandemic is not only endangering the health of people worldwide, but also causes an economic recession. Given past experiences, office markets, specifically the prime market, reacts very strongly to economic downswings. This paper attempts to derive a likely scenario for the effects in selected European office markets.
Pessimism related to the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 and its development in 2020 determines the experts’ predictions for the second and third quarter of 2020. The pessimistic outlook can be inferred from the downward revisions of the experts’ forecasts.
Germany and France have proposed a European Recovery Fund of € 500 bn based on large loans taken out by the EU to be transferred exclusively as grants to EU member states particularly affected by the corona crisis. The legal construction still has to be sufficiently clarified and, due to the resistance of some EU countries (Frugal Four), implementation in the proposed form does not appear certain.
Due to the strong domestic focus of the lockdown measures against the corona pandemic, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are affected to a far greater extent than in the financial and economic crisis a decade ago, and the service sector is suffering particularly badly.
Regional development in Germany is widely discussed, but mainly focuses on less developed regions. As an alternative the focus in this study is on rising and catch-up regions, thus regions that have developed above average from a below-average starting level.
As expected, firms react to the sudden drop in their demand for labour with a chain of different policies. The statistics show a severe decrease in hirings.
This report is an analysis of the scientific publications on the fight against the corona pandemic and its significance for Germany as a pharmaceutical location.
In the Corona crisis, the domestic living environment has become increasingly important for the activity and development opportunities of children in Germany. In most cases, the situation is good, as shown by an own evaluation of the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).