4. August 2021 | Series "Tracking youth joblessness during the Covid-19 crisis"

Youth unemployment in Germany and the United Kingdom in times of Covid-19

Hans Dietrich, Golo Henseke, Juliane Achatz, Silke Anger, Bernhard Christoph, Alexander Patzina

Despite economic and institutional differences, youth unemployment figures in Germany and the United Kingdom rose during the Covid-19 pandemic and reached a peak in August 2020. Since then they have tended to decrease in both countries. ...read more

30. July 2021 | Series "COVID-19 Crisis: Consequences for the Labour Market"

Working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic: usage, barriers, and wishes for the future

Kerstin Bruckmeier, Diego d´Andria , Regina Konle-Seidl

In response to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in spring 2020, work for many employees shifted from their workplace to their home. Two current online surveys by the IAB show the extent to which working from home has changed in Germany; which barriers have been removed; and how employees would like to use it in the future. ...read more

16. July 2021 | Series "COVID-19 Crisis: Consequences for the Labour Market"

Should the German social protection system be adapted following the Covid-19 crisis?

Kerstin Bruckmeier, Diego d´Andria , Regina Konle-Seidl

Social protection systems play an important role in mitigating the negative social consequences of the Covid-19 crisis. The crisis has clearly revealed gaps in the social protection systems of most European countries – especially regarding the solo-self-employed; persons working in new forms of non-standard employment such as platform workers; and so-called “mini-jobbers” which are specific to Germany. These gaps call for further adjustments which extend beyond the crisis. ...read more

28. May 2021 | Series "COVID-19 Crisis: Consequences for the Labour Market"

Social protection of atypical workers during the Covid-19 crisis

Kerstin Bruckmeier, Diego d´Andria , Regina Konle-Seidl

The Covid-19 crisis acts like a magnifying glass under which already existing problems within countries’ social protection systems become more visible than before. It puts the spotlight on weaknesses, especially the social protection of the atypically employed and the (solo) self-employed. ...read more

16. April 2021 | Series "COVID-19 Crisis: Consequences for the Labour Market"

European labour market dynamics after the outbreak of the Covid-19 crisis

Enzo Weber, Roman Neupert

In the Covid-19 crisis, governments around the world are struggling to secure jobs and businesses. Short-time work and comprehensive liquidity support benefit companies, which have so far relied more on these measures than on layoffs. ...read more