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University of Mannheim

The University of Mannheim is one of the leading research institutions in Germany. This has been confirmed by numerous rankings, awards, by surveys among employers and by the German Excellence Initiative. The Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) has been funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research since the beginning in 2007.

The University’s profile is shaped by its unique blend of renowned Economic and Social Sciences that are linked to excellent Humanities, Law, Mathematics and Informatics in a number of interdisciplinary programs and research projects. The schools and research institutions of the University closely collaborate with numerous national and international partners such as the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) or the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES). In Economic and Social Sciences, the University of Mannheim has been ranking among the top 20 research institutions in Europe for many years.


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Southern European workers lose more than their jobs when they are laid off

Earnings of laid-off workers in southern Europe are 30% lower five years later, while in northern countries the decline is less than 10%. The differences are largely due to the likelihood of finding a new job.
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Los trabajadores del sur de Europa pierden más que el empleo cuando son despedidos

Los ingresos de los trabajadores del sur de Europa afectados por despidos colectivos son, 5 años después del despido, un 30% más bajos; en los países del norte la merma no llega al 10%. Las diferencias se deben, en gran parte, a las probabilidades de encontrar un nuevo empleo.


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