Ecological transformation, labor market, education and training


The project deals with the effects of the ecological transformation on the demand for labor, the consequences for workers and social policy as well as adaptation processes and solutions for a socially just climate and environmental policy.

The following research questions will be answered:

(i) To what extent does the ecological transformation change labor demand and what consequences does this have for individual employment trajectories, in particular for employment stability, wage development, unemployment risk and occupational mobility?

(ii) What are the aggregate consequences for income inequality overall and between regions? What are the implications for the social system and its instruments, in particular the minimum wage?

(iii) To what extent do training and further education currently contribute to providing employees with the best possible qualifications for the ecological transformation and counteracting the shortage of skilled workers? What needs for adaptation arise from the ecological transformation for education and training and how can these be realized?

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