All articles in: Labour Market, Employment and Social Policy

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

9. February 2018 |

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 ...read more

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 ...read more

21. December 2017 |

Longer maternity leave – healthier mothers?

Nicole Gürtzgen , Karsten Hank

Leave policies allowing parents to take time off work after childbirth are considered an important measure to buffer the stresses associated with childrearing and gainful employment. Despite reducing ...read more

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