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(published on 28.01.2015)
The discussion about transport infrastructure attracts currently a high attention in the German public. The year 2015 is the crucial phase in working out the new plan for federal traffic routes. This plan provides the basis for decisions about important infrastructure projects in the next years. In the newly published niw info spezial 1/2015 we present important facts, arguments and requirements for action with respect to the transport infrastructure and the logistics sectors in Lower Saxony.
(published on 19.12.2014)
In the current newsletter we inform about finished and new research projects and other activities in the second half of the year 2014.
New Research Project, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony, has been granted
(published on 02.12.2014)
The Lower Saxony Institute for Economic Research has succeeded in the funding program "Science for Sustainable Development" with the joint project "Sustainability Transitions in the Food Production". Joint project partners are the University of Göttingen (consortial leadership), the University of Vechta and the German Institute for Food Production in Quakenbrück. The project is funded from 2015 to 2018 jointly by the Volkswagen Foundation and the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony, from resources of the "Niedersächsisches Vorab".
(published on 04.11.2014)
Several studies show that boys have a lower performance in the education system than girls. In order to investigate the causes of this phenomenon and its development over time, Thomas Mößle, Christian Pfeiffer and Dirk Baier from the Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony (Kriminologisches Forschungsinstitut Niedersachsen, KfN) have released a collected edition with the title "Die Krise der Jungen" (The crisis of boys), published at Nomos Verlag. For this collected edition, Malte Sandner (NIW Hannover) and Matthias Schock (Leibniz Universität Hannover) have worked out an article with the title "Geschlechtsspezifisches elterliches Verhalten gegenüber Kleinkindern – eine empirische Untersuchung" (Gender-specific behavior of parents with small children – an empirical investigation). In their article they show that activities, which are beneficial for education performance of children such as reading to children, are done by parents more often with girls than with boys, already in early childhood.
(published on 28.01.2015)
Im Rahmen der Diskussion über die Verkehrsinfrastruktur kommt das Niedersächsische Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (NIW) in einer aktuellen Studie zu dem Ergebnis, dass der Güterverkehr in Niedersachsen in den letzten Jahren schneller gewachsen ist als im Bundesdurchschnitt. Trotz dieses Anstiegs waren die letzten zwei Jahrzehnte preisbereinigt aber von einem deutlichen Rückgang der Investitionen in die Verkehrsinfrastruktur gekennzeichnet.