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  • 15-October-2019

    English

    Unlocking the Potential of Migrants in Germany

    The German vocational education and training (VET) system is admired around the world for its ability to prepare young people for skilled employment. In Germany, VET smooths transitions into work and is closely aligned with labour market demand. This report focuses on an unprecedented test of the German VET system: how to respond to the significant increase in migrants who arrived in the country in 2015-16. The study explores both the opportunities and the challenges presented by migration. Germany has already devoted significant attention to VET as a mechanism for enabling integration – and for good reason. Work-based learning assists integration because it demonstrably gives learners skills that employers want in real-world settings. The report assesses the barriers faced by learners in their journeys into and through VET, exploring how such challenges can be addressed. In addition, the study looks at system-wide issues in relation to how VET provision and integration policy is governed. Lastly, it explores opportunities for increased flexibility in the German VET system of relevance to all youth at risk of not succeeding in VET. In responding to migrant needs, German VET can become more inclusive without reducing quality.
  • 23-September-2019

    English

    OECD Territorial Reviews: Hamburg Metropolitan Region, Germany

    With about 8% of national territory, the Hamburg Metropolitan Region (HMR) is the second largest in Germany. In the first OECD Territorial Review to cover Germany, the HMR is examined under the lens of its competitiveness, innovation, and sustainable urban and regional development.
  • 26-August-2019

    English

    Public Procurement in Germany - Strategic Dimensions for Well-being and Growth

    As the largest economy in Europe, Germany has a massive public procurement market, accounting for around 15% of GDP (EUR 500 billion) per year and affecting many areas of the economy and society. This review analyses public procurement's impact on the well-being of Germany's citizens by focusing on six areas: economic impact and beyond, the legal and governance framework, centralisation, e-procurement, strategic procurement and human capital. In addition, it analyses procurement at subnational level, since almost 80% of procurement in Germany is conducted by Länder and local governments.
  • 22-May-2019

    English, PDF, 556kb

    Skills Strategy Germany Country Note

    This document describes the key findings for Germany from the OECD Skills Strategy 2019.

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  • 9-May-2019

    English, PDF, 889kb

    Skills Outlook: How does Germany Compare

    The Skills Outlook Scoreboard assesses the extent to which Germany is able to make the most of digitalisation. Germany’s performance is measured along 3 main dimensions: Skills for digitalisation, Digital exposure and Skillsrelated policy effort.

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  • 25-April-2019

    German, PDF, 658kb

    Deutschland im Vergleich: OECD Beschäftigungsausblick 2019

    In Deutschland sind mehr Arbeitsplätze einem hohen Automatisierungs- bzw. Änderungsrisiko ausgesetzt als im Durchschnitt der OECD. Das höhere Risiko der Automatisierbarkeit ist zum Teil auf die Bedeutung des verarbeitenden Gewerbes in Deutschland zurückzuführen.

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  • 25-April-2019

    English, PDF, 658kb

    OECD Employment Outlook 2019 - Key findings for Germany

    In Germany, more jobs are at a high risk of automation or a significant risk of change than in the OECD on average. The higher risk of automatability is in part the result of the large manufacturing sector in Germany. Low-skilled jobs with routine tasks are generally at a higher risk of automation than high-skilled jobs with cognitive tasks.

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  • 11-April-2019

    English, PDF, 463kb

    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Germany

    The tax wedge for the average single worker in Germany decreased by 0.1 percentage points from 49.6 in 2017 to 49.5 in 2018. The OECD average tax wedge in 2018 was 36.1 (2017, 36.2).

  • 10-April-2019

    English, PDF, 367kb

    The Squeezed Middle Class - How does Germany compare?

    This country fact-sheet presents key figures from "Under Pressure: The Squeezed Middle Class". This report analyses the trends of middle-income households in areas such as employment, consumption, wealth and debt, as well as perceptions and social attitudes. It also includes recommendations for protecting middle-class living standards and financial security in the face of economic challenges.

  • 27-March-2019

    English, PDF, 794kb

    Society at a Glance 2019 - How does Germany compare?

    This country highlight puts the spotlight on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people: their numbers, their economic situation and well-being and policies to improve LGBT inclusivity. It also includes a special chapter on people’s perceptions of social and economic risks and presents a selection of social indicators.

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