WiSe 15/16: Methodologies and Research Themes of European Comparative Structural Analyses - Focusing on the Research Fields of Labor Markets and Wages, as well as Poverty and Wealth
Information for students
o Regular active participation
o Oral presentation introducing a topic for discussion at one seminar session
o Research and processing of indicators
The course will introduce selected aspects of structural analysis from an empirical perspective, covering both the methodologies and themes of this research. Taking a focus on the research fields of ... read more
The course will introduce selected aspects of structural analysis from an empirical perspective, covering both the methodologies and themes of this research. Taking a focus on the research fields of labor markets and wages, as well as poverty and wealth, the course will explore commonalities and differences within Europe and explain key concepts in the empirical analysis of supply and demand side indicators. The planned introduction of the minimum wage in Germany, set for 2015, will be taken as the starting point to address and discuss questions of evidence-based evaluation of labor market policy measures. In looking at the research field of poverty and wealth, our focus of discussion will be on distributional aspects of structural analysis as well as on the diversity of welfare state regimes in Europe.
In the seminar, we will discuss the range of data provided by official statistical agencies (Destatis, Eurostat, OECD) as well as quantitative indicators provided by scientific research infrastructures (Eurobarometer, ESS). Prerequisites: basic knowledge of statistics.