Labour Market and Occupation

Technological, economic, demographic and fiscal developments as well as the globalisation of the economic and financial system have been leaving a profound impact on economy and occupation. The consequences - with a certain time lag - are even noticeable in the labour market. infas accompanies these developments continuously since 1968 with surveys for different clients. The variety of services ranges from surveys about the economic situation of employees to job security and mobility (flexibility) up to education and life-long learning".

infas regularly researches the following subjects in the domains labour market and occupation:

  • differential unemployment research
  • elderly employees
  • rehabilitation of job seekers
  • health-impaired resp. handicapped job seekers
  • long-term unemployment
  • transition probability from unemployment to employment
  • evaluation of changing governmental benefits such as Hartz IV
  • support of advanced vocational training and transfer payments
  • effectiveness of offers for start-ups
  • acceptance of placement organisations such as employment agencies or the Federal Employment Agency
  • workload and diseases of employees
  • occupational rehabilitation of employees


Dr. Helmut Schröder
Head of Department Social Research
+49(0)228/38 22-406
Doris Hess
Head of Department Social Research
Tel. +49(0)228/38 22-413