Dr Cornelia Lang

Dr Cornelia Lang
Current Position

 

Head of the Research Data Centre

Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association

Research Interests

  • Alternative Measures of Well-Being
  • living conditions in East Germany

Cornelia Lang has been working as IWH research assistant since 1997, at first in the Labor Market Department, since 2006 in the Department of Macroeconomics. In her current position, she has carried out the business survey for the East German Manufacturing Sector and coordinates the services of the Research Data Centre

Cornelia Lang studied sociology and philosophy at the University of Leipzig and graduated in 1982 with a degree in sociology (Diplom-Soziologin). From 1982 to 1986, she was a PhD student and teaching assistant at the Technische Hochschule für Chemie Leuna-Merseburg (now University of Applied Sciences Merseburg). In 1986, she changed to the Pädagogische Hochschule Leipzig. From 1991 to 1997, she worked at the German Youth Institute Munich, DJI, branch office Leipzig.

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Publications

Wie hoch ist die Unterbeschäftigung in Ost- und Westdeutschland? Arbeitsplatzausstattung und Arbeitsplatzlücke nach Geschlechtern in Ost- und Westdeutschland

Hans-Ulrich Brautzsch Johann Fuchs Cornelia Lang

in: Wirtschaftspolitische Blätter , forthcoming

Abstract

The paper investigates the number and structure of available jobs by gender in East and West Germany, the gap between the supply and demand of jobs by gender in both regions and the reasons for the wider “job gap“ in East Germany compared with West Germany. The analysis shows no significant difference in the number of jobs per 1000 persons in working age between East and West Germany. For women, the East German economy offers more jobs. Nevertheless, the gap between labour demand and the supply of jobs is wider in East germany. This is caused not only by problems concerning the production structure, but also by the significantly higher participation rate of women in the labour market. Reasons are the traditional behaviour of East German women and - compared with West germany - the considerably lower household income.

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Schulabgänger ohne Hauptschulabschluss. Regionale Disparitäten eines wachsenden Problempotenzials

Peter Franz Cornelia Lang

in: Raumforschung und Raumordnung , forthcoming

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Bleibt Ostdeutschland eine Old Economy? Eine Umfrage zur Einschätzung der Fachkräftesituation

Cornelia Lang Ralf Müller

in: List Forum für Wirtschafts- und Finanzpolitik , forthcoming

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Working Papers

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Workplace Equipment and Workplace Gap by Gender in East and West Germany

Hans-Ulrich Brautzsch Johann Fuchs Cornelia Lang

in: IWH Discussion Papers , No. 9, 2006

Abstract

The paper investigates (a) the number and structure of available jobs by gender in East and West Germany, (b) the gap between the supply and demand of jobs by gender in both regions and (c) the reasons for the wider “job gap” in East Germany compared with West Germany. The paper uses data from the Regional National Accounts and the Federal Labor Office. The analysis shows no significant difference in the number of jobs per 1000 persons in working age between East and West Germany. For women, the East German economy offers more jobs. Nevertheless, the gap between labour demand and the supply of jobs is wider in East Germany. This is caused not only by problems concerning the production structure, but also by the significantly higher partizipation rate of women in the labor market. Reasons are the traditional behaviour of East German woman and – compared with West Germany – the considerably lower household income.

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Multidimensional Well-being and Regional Disparities in Europe

Jörg Döpke A. Knabe Cornelia Lang Philip Maschke

in: IWH Discussion Papers , No. 13, 2016

Abstract

Using data from the OECD Regional Well-Being Index – a set of quality-of-life indicators measured at the sub-national level, we construct a set of composite well-being indices. We analyse the extent to which the choice of five alternative aggregation methods affects the well-being ranking of regions. We find that regional inequality in these composite measures is lower than regional inequality in gross-domestic product (GDP) per capita.

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Success and failure: Criteria for evaluating East Germany's economic development

Cornelia Lang Rüdiger Pohl

in: IWH Discussion Papers , forthcoming

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