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It's not always women who lose out when looking for a job. Men experience disadvantages in hiring processes for female dominated occupations, a recent study finds.
Celebrating the Social Sciences at WZB: On November 2, the American political scientist James C. Scott was awarded the 2021 A.SK Social Science Award.
Exclusionary beliefs are less prevalent in German regions with a greater share of refugee influx, a new study by WZB research professor David Brady and colleagues using data from the 2009-2017 Socio-Economic Panel finds.
Short-term financial difficulties prevent poor people in Germany from voting and participating in politics. Such are the findings of a study by Max Schaub, published in American Political Science Review.
New Study on COVID-19
People in low and middle income countries are more willing to get a COVID-19 vaccine than people in richer countries, a new study reveals. The finding suggests that prioritising vaccine distribution to these countries should yield high returns in expanding global immunization coverage.
The study brought together researchers from more than 30 institutions. It was led by the WZB, the International Growth Centre (IGC), Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and Yale University.
According to a new study, various strategies can be used to noticeably increase the willingness to be vaccinated, especially among the undecided. Researchers from the WZB and Humboldt University have specifically examined three instruments for their effect: the return of freedoms for vaccinated persons, financial incentives and vaccinations at family doctors.
When the American constitution was written, it was world-changing in a republican sense. But nonetheless the origin of the American constitution is pre-democratic, as WZB director Daniel Ziblatt explains in an interview for the audio edition of the WZB Mitteilungen.
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Software creation during lockdown
Open-source software development peaked during the COVID-19 pandemic. But the lockdown measures put in place may have affected male and female developers' productivity differently, a recent study claims.
The WZB is seeking to commit to promoting fair work in the platform economy. As a Fairwork Partner, the research center has voluntarily pledged to take the Fairwork ratings into account when using digital labour platforms. This makes the WZB Germany’s first Fairwork Partner.
The WZB Talks series showcases the cutting edge questions researchers at the WZB are working on. Which new insights has WZB research to offer and where is more work needed? Browse our selection of recorded events.
Democracy in India
In „To Kill a Democracy”, WZB researcher John Keane and journalist Debasish Roy Chowdhury offer a sobering diagnosis: India is heading towards despotism. They show how injustice threatens to destroy the democratic way of life.
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Narrating peoplehood in Germany
In a timely research paper, Johanna Hase, Research Fellow of the International Citizenship Law research group, takes a look at some of the competing narratives surrounding nationhood and belonging in Germany.
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