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The magazine of the Institute for Employment Research of the Federal Employment Agency

The magazine presents articles on the wide variety of research at the IAB. All editions focus on a specific topic. Additional short articles on various other research topics, on events at the IAB and its people, round off each edition. The IAB-Forum is published twice a year, and only in German.

Cover of IAB Forum 2/2013

Issue 2/2013

Opinions still differ up to today on the "Agenda 2010": praised by its architects and supporters as the base of the "German Employment Miracle", rebuked by its opponents as a socio-political demolition ball. What is certain, however, is that the reforms, which got under way in the wake of the Agenda 2010, have changed the German labour market in a fundamental way. This applies particularly to the introduction of the Basic Income Support Scheme. It was for a good reason that IAB received the legislature's mandate in 2005 to investigate the impacts of this scheme on the labour market – and also its effects on the social and cultural inclusion of those affected – both regularly and in a timely manner. Today, a good ten years after Gerhard Schröder announced the Agenda 2010 in the Bundestag, IAB is taking stock of these reforms in Edition 2/2013 of the IAB Forum.  

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IAB-Forum 1/2013

Cover IAB-Forum 1/2013

The IAB-Forum is published only in German. Selected articles of this special edition are translated into English.

Skilled labour requirements in firms: Shortages are emerging in some sectors and regions
Location choice: Why German firms invest in the Czech Republic

IAB-Forum Spezial

IAB-Forum Spezial

The IAB-Forum is published only in German. Selected articles of this special edition are translated into English. 

Crisis Analysis and Recommendations
Anti-Crisis Programmes in Europe and the USA
Economic Stimulus Plans against the crisis