Social mobility study In Germany, social advancement is likely
In Germany, social mobility is not just a possibility, but actually very likely. Only a minority remains permanently in the lower income brackets, according to the study "Equality of opportunity through social mobility", carried out by the Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW) on behalf of INSM.
EU-Symposium in Frankfurt The monetary union needs a market-oriented framework
It is necessary to secure the continued existence of the euro zone. "In order to maintain the monetary union in its current state, it is necessary to build a sustainable framework for the euro zone now that the crisis management measures are implemented," says former Bundesbank president, Professor Dr. Hans Tietmeyer. On July 1st, a symposium in his honor was held at the Frankfurt Palmengarten casino, during which he officially stepped down from his position as chairman of the INSM board.
Demographics and pension Job market for older people to decide the future of statutory pension insurance
The labor participation of older people will have a significant impact on the future development of pension payments. This is one of the main results of the study "Demographics and pension: The effects of a higher employment rate of older people on pension insurance contribution rates" by the Rhineland-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI) in cooperation with Professor Reinhold Schnabel (University Duisburg-Essen) and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), carried out on behalf of INSM.
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