All articles published so far

14. June 2018 | Labour Market, Employment and Social Policy

Codetermination losing ground

Peter Ellguth

Like collective bargaining coverage, codetermination is becoming less and less significant in German companies. Only a minority of employees, especially in East Germany, work in companies with a ...weiterlesen

4. June 2018 | Labour Market, Employment and Social Policy

Binding collective agreements: The downward trend continues

Susanne Kohaut

Wages and working conditions are negotiated between employers and employees. Collective agreements provide both parties with an institutional framework to that end. But in the last few years, ...weiterlesen

Germany does not stand alone in having experienced changes in the landscape of work. However, these changes differ in comparison to other countries – both in relation to the relative importance of ...weiterlesen

A few refugees get a job soon after they arrived in Germany. However, for most of them labour market integration is still a long way off. Bevor getting a job, many refugees have to learn German and ...weiterlesen

Based on a large-scale empirical study with 30,000 participants, the IAB explored the dissemination of bogus self-employment in Germany. In particular, the study analyses which labour market groups ...weiterlesen

The German labour market follows a fascinating employment trend since the year 2005. In contrast, wage growth remained weak until 2010 and although wage dynamics have picked up by now, they remain ...weiterlesen

23. February 2018 | International Labour Markets

Long-term unemployment: a European comparison

Regina Konle-Seidl , Thomas Rhein

For many years, Germany was notable for its high levels of long-term unemployment compared to other countries. However, in contrast to the European trend, the number of long-term unemployed has ...weiterlesen

9. February 2018 | Labour Market, Employment and Social Policy

The Timing of Structural Labor Market Reforms Matters

Britta Gehrke , Enzo Weber

Ever since the economic and financial crises of the late 2000s – also known as the Great Recession –, demands for structural reforms to ease market regulations have been omnipresent in Europe. A ...weiterlesen

Since 2015, questions around migration and the integration of migrant men and women into the labour market, the education system and all other areas of society have moved into the centre of public ...weiterlesen