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World Savings Day – but who saves at all?

Saving is traditionally an important but also sensitive topic in Germany. The Germans have the reputation of being the "world champions in saving". And indeed, the savings rate of Germans is on average over 10% – only a few countries…

Call for Papers for the 15th I-O Workshop

In cooperation with the University of Bremen, the University of Applied Sciences Bochum and in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück, the GWS invites you to a new Input-Output-Workshop in Osnabrück from 29…

Young talent for the construction industry – a look at apprenticeship figures in the construction and finishing trades

The construction industry is currently caught between slumping order numbers due to high construction and financing costs and the German government's goal of building 400,000 homes a year. In addition, the finishing trade in particular…

Turning point in the manufacturing sector

German industry is in the midst of times of structural upheaval and faces a variety of challenges: High energy costs, inflation, a shortage of skilled workers, crippling digitalization, decarbonization and the global trend towards…

Median wages on spatial planning regions

For the analysis of wage developments, the Federal Employment Agency evaluates the medians of the monthly gross wages of full-time employees subject to social insurance at the place of work at the end of the year. At the regional level,…

Employees affected by a peatland restoration project

The drained moors in Germany emit as many emissions annually as the entire German air traffic. For centuries, peatlands have been drained to meet the growing demand for settlement and agricultural land [1]. Systematic drainage has led to…

Expenditures for energy and food place a particularly heavy burden on lower incomes

The inflation rate in Germany remains at a high level even after more than a year of war in Ukraine. Although the consumer price index has now weakened for the second month in a row, it remains significantly elevated and places a…

The higher interest rates have not yet stopped the rise of the house prices

Higher financing costs and increased material costs have hardly slowed down the house prices for a single-family home in Germany. A detached single-family house from the existing buildings with a living space of around 125 sqm, in a…

New platform sheds light on the bioeconomy

How sustainable is the German bioeconomy? The new platform – monitoring-bioeconomy.org– bundles knowledge in straightforward graphics and overview summaries to explore this question. An online database also provides the opportunity for…

Update and extension of the Algerian model e3.dz completed

Work carried out as part of the GIZ project "Policy dialogue and knowledge management on low emission development strategies in the MENA region" (DIAPOL-CE) on the model already developed by GWS for the Gesellschaft für Internationale…

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