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Fun at Work Is the Most Important Reason for Working in Retirement

If pensioners carry out gainful employment they usually do so because they enjoy working (26%) or to continue earning money (19%). Other reasons for gainful activity of retired people are the feeling of being needed (15%) and contact with other people (13%). This is the result of a current study on life situations and plans of elderly people published by the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB) ... More

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10 Apr 2017

BiB Data and Technical Report 1/2017 on the Familienleitbilder 2016

The paper describes the second wave of the study "Familienleitbilder in Germany". The aim of this study is to analyse how these cultural influences and normative notions shape the fertility behavior, partnerships, notions about the role of a mother or a father and other phenomena of family life. More: BiB Data and Technical Report 1/2017 on the Familienleitbilder 2016 …

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16 Feb 2017

New Insights on Bridge Employment and Physical Activity at Retirement Age

Researchers of the BiB confirm that there is a connection between working at retirement age and the quality of one's relationship. In addition, they show which activities in retirement age compete with physical activity. More: New Insights on Bridge Employment and Physical Activity at Retirement Age …

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15 Feb 2017

Data Set of "Internationally Mobile" Survey Published

A scientific use file of the data of the study "Internationally Mobile" is now available. The survey investigates the socio-structural characteristics of internationally mobile German citizens, their motivations for migration as well as the individual consequences of emigration and return migration decisions. More: Data Set of "Internationally Mobile" Survey Published …

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26 Jan 2017

Mothers of Young Children Should Work – but not for too Long

The vast majority of young adults in Germany appreciate mothers of 2-year old toddlers who pursue working careers. However, approximately 16% of the respondents oppose any kind of employment. This is the result of a survey conducted by the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB). > More

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