Higher temperatures are causing people to move from rural areas to cities in the long run. 

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected pro-sociality?

A study finds that a nation's culture impacts individual choices concerning eating and physical activity.

Learning all about interdisciplinary research in the course "Interdisciplinary Competence".

What steps must Europe take to reach greater geopolitical resilience?

Higher temperatures are causing people to move from rural areas to cities in the long run. 

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected pro-sociality?

A study finds that a nation's culture impacts individual choices concerning eating and physical activity.

Learning all about interdisciplinary research in the course "Interdisciplinary Competence".

What steps must Europe take to reach greater geopolitical resilience?

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Youth

Being young in 2022 means growing up in a world of multiple crises. How should I live and what will I do for a living? How may I contribute to my community? How can I make myself heard? With analyses dealing with the situation of youth and young adults in the labor market, their place in society and in politics, the WZB-Mitteilungen is dedicating its latest issue to this particular stage of life.

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Radikalisierung
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What is the role of family and the social environment in the radicalization of young people? Are there similarities in socialization with regard to Islamist and right-wing extremist violence? The article by Eylem Kanol and Berivan Kalkan describes the crucial role of socialization in the family and presents analyses from the WZB Protest Monitoring, which is part of the research excellence cluster “Monitoring System and Transfer Platform Radicalization” (MOTRA).

Difficult entry

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Some young people find it difficult to gain a foothold in the labor market. Longer periods without employment, education or training can have a lasting negative impact on their further career and social participation. Christian Brzinsky-Fay shows which groups are affected and why.

Young Science

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Carla Hornberg and Silvio Suckow have represented the young scientists at the WZB for a year. In an interview with Gabriele Kammerer and Kerstin Schneider, they talk about the motivation, concerns and demands of the next academic generation.

"Black America is not a monolith"

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Tod Hamilton
Kerstin Schneider

Black migration is at the core of Tod Hamilton's research. Why the black population in the U.S. has been perceived as a monolith for so long, the professor of sociology at Princeton University explains in this interview. In May this year, Tod Hamilton gave the WZB Distinguished Lecture.

Covid Mortality and National Culture

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How well did countries fare in containing the spread of Covid? How do we explain the differences between countries? A study by WZB researchers examines the role of cultural differences in the pandemic's early phase using data from 37 countries.

Poor working conditions

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Fairwork

Companies and individuals are increasingly relying on online platforms to contract services such as translation or transcription. But freelancers on these platforms are confronted with low wages, insufficient protection from work-related risks and unfair management practices, a new Fairwork report shows.

Analyses on the war in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine keeps the world on edge. What does the Russian attack mean for Europe and the world, for our external security and domestic politics, for future coexistence at the state, economic and scientific levels? These are complex questions, and so are the answers; there is much we do not know at this point. In order to better understand the background of this war and to assess its potential consequences, the WZB is launching the series "War in Europe. Causes and Consequences". It offers WZB researchers a platform to share their thoughts, analyses and research questions with an interested public.

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