All articles in: Labour Market, Employment and Social Policy

19. April 2022 |

Covid-19 crisis, Ukraine war and fear of stagflation: Why we need a new supply policy

Enzo Weber

Inflation is currently at a record high and will continue to go up as a result of the war in Ukraine and sanctions imposed on Russia. Considering the shortages in the economic environment, there is a ...read more

The article discusses how the German social protection system should be adapted following the Covid-19 crisis. ...read more

The authors analyse international reform perspectives of the German basic income system. ...read more

For many mini-jobber it has not been worthwhile to work longer hours up to now. This is a serious obstacle for securing a sustainable supply of skilled workers. A well-thought-out reform completed in ...read more

Professor Enzo Weber presents his concept of Digital Social Security in this video interview and explains the first steps to put the concept into ...read more

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 ...read more

13. September 2018 |

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 ...read more

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 ...read more

4. June 2018 |

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, ...read more