Labour Market

Projects within this Research Area revolve around theoretical and empirical investigations on the effect of a range of factors on the labour market. Developments relating to classes of occupations or trades, qualifications and industrial sectors are placed in a (socio-)economic context.

On behalf of the research results, policy recommendations for political, administrative and business decision-makers can be developed GWS is a participant in the QuBe project (, launched in 2007. The project offers an overview of expected changes to the supply of and demand for labour, broken down by qualifications and professions. The objective of the project is to identify potential skills shortages well in advance.