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The article focuses on online gig economy which is transnational and spans a full spectrum of skills, from data entry to software development. The gig economy offers an interesting view to the future ...weiterlesen

Prof. Wilhelm Bauer describes trends of working in the digital transformation. ...weiterlesen

A good 70 percent of refugees in Germany come from eight non-European asylum seekers’ countries of origin. Their integration into the German labour market has increasingly gained momentum in ...weiterlesen

13. September 2018 | Forms of Employment

Setting out for Digital Social Security

Enzo Weber

Platform work is increasing worldwide, leaving a serious lack of social protection. In spite of the international and flexible character of platform work, extending social security is feasible – if ...weiterlesen

There is a large wage gap between women and men. The search for explanations and solutions must start exactly where wages are decided: in the enterprises. In Germany, operational measures to promote ...weiterlesen

On the 1st January 2015, a nationwide statutory minimum wage of €8.50 was introduced in Germany. On 1st January 2017 it was then increased to €8.84. Prior to and during its introduction the ...weiterlesen

20. July 2018 | Basic Principles of Labour Market Research

Good scientific policy advice: the IAB’s five principles

Holger Bähr

Policy advice is an integral part of policy-making in contemporary democracies and a central task of the IAB. But what makes “good” policy advice? Even if the quality of individual ...weiterlesen

As a consequence of the Great Recession, starting in most European countries in 2009, the number of unemployed young people increased significantly. Using 2008 as the reference point, where most ...weiterlesen

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