niw info spezial 1/2015: Transport and Logistics in Lower Saxony

(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.

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niw info 2/2014

(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.

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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".

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New Publication: Gender-specific Behavior of Parents already starts in Early Childhood

(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.

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Press Releases

NIW führt Forschungsstelle Firmenpanel fort

Pressemitteilung Nr. 9/2014

(published on 21.11.2014)

Die "Forschungsstelle Firmenpanel Niedersachsen" der Leibniz Universität Hannover erforscht seit 1994 die Arbeitsmarktentwicklung in den niedersächsischen Betrieben. Seit 2002 informiert sie jährlich Wirtschaft und Politik über die Beschäftigungstrends im Bundesland. Nun übernimmt das Niedersächsische Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (NIW) die Aufgaben der Forschungsstelle. Dies garantiert, dass auch zukünftig wichtige Fakten und Analysen zum niedersächsischen Arbeitsmarkt aktuell und repräsentativ bereitgestellt werden können. Ein zusätzlicher Mehrwert entsteht dabei durch die Einrichtung eines Arbeitsmarktforschungsdatenzentrums im Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen (LSN).

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