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Die Demografi estrategie der Bundesregierung — ein Weg zu mehr Wohlstand?


  • Alexander Spermann


How can Germany maintain its high standard of living as its workforce decreases in number and there are ever fewer skilled workers available? The economic challenge associated with demographic change is to achieve a productivity increase large enough to prevent a decline in the principal indicator of prosperity — per capita GDP. Does the demographic strategy pursued by Germany in 2012 refl ect this central challenge? Only to a certain extent. The core message of this paper is that qualifi cation — in the form of lifelong learning — is a central driver of increased productivity and is, by extension, the sustainable solution for Germany. Copyright ZBW and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

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  • Alexander Spermann, 2013. "Die Demografi estrategie der Bundesregierung — ein Weg zu mehr Wohlstand?," Wirtschaftsdienst, Springer;German National Library of Economics, vol. 93(3), pages 165-169, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:wirtsc:v:93:y:2013:i:3:p:165-169
    DOI: 10.1007/s10273-013-1503-7

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    1. Roland Döhrn, 2011. "Die Mautstatistik: Keine „Wunderwaffe“ für die Konjunkturanalyse," Wirtschaftsdienst, Springer;German National Library of Economics, vol. 91(12), pages 863-868, December.
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    1. Spermann, Alexander, 2014. "Using Online Platforms for Competence Tests: A Component of the Demographic Policy of Germany," IZA Policy Papers 83, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    2. Spermann, Alexander, 2013. "How Does Temporary Agency Work Impact German Agency Workers?," IZA Policy Papers 70, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    3. Spermann, Alexander, 2014. "Online-Portale für Kompetenztests – ein Baustein für die Demografiestrategie Deutschlands," IZA Standpunkte 67, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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    J1; O4; P3;

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    • J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics
    • O4 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity
    • P3 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions


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