• 27-May-2015


    Launch of the Skills Outlook 2015

    Skills drive economic growth and can boost social cohesion. With growth increasingly driven by productivity improvements, the future economic and social well-being of OECD countries will depend upon providing our young people with the right skills to succeed in the 21st century job market.

  • 3-December-2014


    Making economic growth more socially inclusive in Germany

    While past labour market reforms have been successful in terms of employment, the relative poverty risk and income inequality have remained broadly unchanged in recent years.

  • 12-November-2013


    Country specific-material

    Two rounds of the Survey of Adult Skills are under way: Round 1 (2008-13) with 24 participating countries, whose results were released in October 2013, and Round 2 (2012-16) with 9 participating countries, whose results will be released in 2016. A third round is scheduled to begin in May 2014.

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  • 5-July-2013

    English, PDF, 1,838kb

    A Skills beyond School Review of Germany

    OECD Reviews of Vocational Education and Training. A Skills beyond School Review of Germany.

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  • 4-February-2013


    Labour migration: Germany is open to graduates but immigration is difficult for medium-skilled workers

    Germany is one of the OECD countries with the lowest barriers to immigration for high-skilled workers. However, long-term labour migration is low in comparison with other countries.

  • 19-September-2012


    The German labour market: preparing for the future

    The strength of the German labour market response to the financial crisis of 2008-09 demonstrated the benefits of past labour market reforms, which raised work incentives, improved job matching and increased working hour flexibility.

  • 11-July-2012

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    Briefing note for the OECD Employment Outlook 2012: Germany

    The German labour market recovered very quickly from the 2008-09 economic crisis and unemployment continued its long-run structural decline in 2010 and 2011.

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  • 24-February-2012


    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2012: Country Notes

    Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.

  • 5-December-2011


    Intellectual Assets and Innovation: The SME Dimension

    This report examines the relationship between SMEs' management of intellectual assets, innovation and competitiveness.

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  • 7-October-2010


    Conference: From unemployment to self-employment (Berlin, Germany)

    During an economic downturn and recovery, self-employment becomes an appealing option to a number of job-seekers faced with reduced opportunities to regain quickly employment elsewhere in the labour market.The objective of this seminar was to share and assess the experiences of OECD countries.

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