The last five databases
The FPB’s studies cover 11 main themes: Energy, Environmental economic accounts and analyses, International economy, Labour market, Macroeconomic forecasts and analyses, Public finances, Sectoral accounts and analyses, Social protection, demography and prospective studies, Structural studies, Sustainable development, Transport.
The Federal Planning Bureau’s (FPB) analyses of the labour market are especially aimed at the medium-term and long-term outlooks and projections. Measures or reforms in the labour market, such as cuts in social security contributions or wage subsidies, are assessed on a regular basis.
The FPB carries out various activities on the theme of the labour market:
Besides macroeconomic applications, analyses are also made based on individual longitudinal data, mainly in the field of wage setting. The impact of policies aimed at raising the participation rates in the labour market of certain groups is also studied through this approach.
Finally, the FPB also examines extensively its qualitative aspects, for instance the labour market segmentation according to demographic criteria or job characteristics.
As well as different original analytical databases, the following instruments are used: