Apprenticeships raise the labour-market entry level for young people—but they need to be available in bad times as well as good.
Social Europe Blogs
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Peter Bofinger argues that regionally-differentiated minimum wages should be considered for the post-coronavirus period.
An NGO-led, science-based scenario shows the European Union can become climate-neutral by 2040. All that is missing is the political will.
Europe needs a green industrial recovery strategy to exit the pandemic.
Why would affluent northern-European taxpayers want to pour money into an Italian economy that is a basket-case? Except it isn’t.
While women appear to be more resilient than men to Covid-19 in terms of health outcomes, that is not the case when it comes to the economic and social fallout.
The Youth Guarantee has failed to deliver on its promise. The deepening economic crisis makes a well-functioning guarantee even more imperative.
Peter Bofinger warns especially German inflation-phobes that deflation is a greater downside risk in the aftermath of the pandemic.
Countries with female leaders have suffered one-sixth as many Covid-19 deaths as those led by men and will recover sooner from recession.
Branko Milanovic unpacks the malaise of the US middle class and its implications for Democratic strategy towards the presidential election.
There has been progress in the numerical representation of women in the European Parliament. But that’s not enough to achieve gender equality.
Peter Bofinger argues that additional loans of inadequate amount do not add up to a rescue package which can save Europe from the coronavirus crisis.