Institute for Employment Research (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung, IAB)
|Institution||Institute for Employment Research|
|Themes||labour market, professions, training and employment policy|
|Orientation||socio-economic, social science research|
Founded as a research institute of the German Federal Labour Office, the IAB studies the labour market in order to advise active policy making. Its organisational proximity to the Federal Labour Office enables scientific information to flow directly into political opinion making and labour market policy.
The IAB has been commissioned by the government to conduct research on the labour market from the perspective of a variety of disciplines, in order to enable a better understanding of the labour market and to develop solutions to problems, comprising a great number of societal and governmental factors, and consequently focusing on a socio-economic perspective.