Market Information and studies

Here you will find information, analyses and studies on the demographic change as well as the future of the German labour market in relation to the skills shortage.

Experience is the future

Economic success, social security, a good healthcare and technological progress result in an increasing life expectancy in Germany. That is a positive development. People nowadays can stay healthy and active at an older age than previous generations. This means they have more possibilities for work and more possibilities for leisure time.

Retirement - concern or blessing?

What do people expect from „retirement“? And how do pensioners go through their life after they stopped working? This study shows the attitudes, which prevailing to the theme retirement and how people prepare their time as a pensioner on mental and financial level. What did they wanted for this stage of life and how is it in the current time?
(AXA Ruhestand-Barometer 2010)


One in three SMEs can not fill vacancies

The skills shortage in the German economy is exacerbating. For 66 percent of the vacancies, the applicants are not qualified enough. For 26 percent of the vacancies there are no candidates.

Demography as competitive advantage - win with 55plus

Is the aging of the employees a competitive advantage or not? In order to explain this you have to see the bigger picture. The outlook on the next couple of years is very concerning, regardless of the demographic situation: Information technology does not boost the economy anymore. Therefore for now profits are dwindling and labour and entrepreneurship less beneficial. But with a new culture of cooperation in the information technology sector these profits could increase again.
(Erik Händeler, Die Geschichte der Zukunft)

Germany 2020 - Future perspectives for the German economy

Until 2020 in Germany there will be a gap up to 1.2 million academics, which imposes a serious threat for economic growth. In summary up to 6.1 million workers have to be mobilized aditionally.
(McKinsey, Mai 2008)