WZB - Berlin Social Science Center

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Brexit
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A new study conducted by Daniel Tetlow, Oxford in Berlin and Daniel Auer, research fellow at the WZB has found that the number of British people  leaving for continental EU countries is at a ten-year high.

Fewer children, distant relatives or friends, and an increasing plurality of family models: These factors impact on the availability of support and care in old age. Tiziana Nazio, a researcher at the WZB, has explored how early family formation events relate to the emotional and practical support that people give and receive in older age. Her results show that women still bear the brunt of the burden of care. What people do at an early stage of life in terms of family building is a predictor of the size and composition of the emotional support networks they will have later in life.

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Ungleichheit
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A new research project investigates the consequences of technological change for society, focusing on the issue of inequality. An interview mit Martin Ehlert,  one of the project heads of TECHNEQUALITY at the WZB.

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People at a crossroad
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The annual report offers insights into our current research and institutional developments. It includes essays on democracy, labor, digitalization, migration, nudging, behavior, and education.

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Forschungsgruppe Arbeit und Fürsorge

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Research Group Globalization, Work, and Production

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The WZB Berlin Social Science Center investigates fundamental societal issues. Our focus is on education and work, markets and choice, migration, democracy and autocracy, international politics and law. At the WZB researchers from various disciplines work together – mainly from sociology, political science, economics, law and psychology.