All articles in: Labour Market, Employment and Social Policy

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

1. September 2017 |

Active labour market policy in Germany: an interview with IAB Director Joachim Möller

Active labour market policy plays an important role in Germany. In an interview to the IAB-Forum magazine, IAB Director Joachim Möller discusses its underlying principles such as the idea of ...read more

24. August 2017 |

Recent book publication: Productivity Puzzles Across Europe

The economic shock of the financial crisis rivalled  that of the Great Depression following the Wall Street Crash of 1929 in terms of the decline in economic output across the world. However, the ...read more

The new complex and intelligent digitalisation poses a significant challenge to the economies and the labour markets. In this context, the underlying article discusses the future of employment and ...read more

12. July 2017 |

European unemployment insurance: finding the golden mean

Enzo Weber

Ever since Europe slipped into severe recession following the financial crisis in the U.S., people have been discussing how to make the European Union better equipped for such an economic collapse. ...read more

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