21. December 2020 | Series "COVID-19 Crisis: Consequences for the Labour Market"

The post-pandemic labour market. Video interviews with IAB Director Bernd Fitzenberger

Jutta Winters

The whole world is talking about COVID-19. The hard lockdown in December this year threatens to send the German economy into recession. But this crisis too will pass. In a three-part interview series conducted in early November, IAB Director Bernd Fitzenberger risked a glance at the post-pandemic labour market. ...read more

16. December 2020 | Series "COVID-19 Crisis: Consequences for the Labour Market"

Short-time work, layoffs, and new hires in Germany: how the corona crisis differs from the financial crisis of 2009

Britta Gehrke, Enzo Weber

The spread of the coronavirus has plunged the German economy into the worst recession in its post-war history. The corona crisis has impacted the German economy and labour market much more heavily than the financial crisis of 2009. ...read more

20. November 2020 | Series "COVID-19 Crisis: Consequences for the Labour Market"

To work or not to work? A case study on the structure of student employment and its possible effects on students’ jobs during the Corona crisis

Bernhard Christoph, Nele Jugenheimer, Malte Sandner, Ipek Yükselen

The consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic affect gainfully employed students in two ways. On the one hand, their academic progress might slow down due to the cancellation of on-site classes and the transition to online teaching. ...read more

2. October 2020 | Series "COVID-19 Crisis: Consequences for the Labour Market"

Germany’s trade with China at the beginning of the global COVID-19 pandemic

Ignat Stepanok

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the world economy in an unprecedented way, with international trade being no exception. Studying trade flows between China and Germany in February 2020 gives a clear picture of what happens when a major shock affects a single trading partner. ...read more