Labour Market Developments, Non-standard Employment and Low Wages in Germany

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    Abstract

    In terms of basic labour market developments and outcomes Germany is faring comparatively well. Indeed, against the European trend, Germany saw employment rates increasing and unemployment decreasing during the economic crisis. But since the deregulatory Hartz reforms of the early and mid-2000s, the last decade saw non-standard forms of employment increasing substantially and the low wage sector surging. One of the aims of the Hartz reforms was to increase employment opportunities, among other in the low wage sector, especially in services. Non-standard workers and among them fixed-term, temporary agency workers, regular part-time workers and mini-jobbers are disproportionally affected by low wages.
    In terms of basic labour market developments and outcomes Germany is faring comparatively well. Indeed, against the European trend, Germany saw employment rates increasing and unemployment decreasing during the economic crisis. But since the deregulatory Hartz reforms of the early and mid-2000s, the last decade saw non-standard forms of employment increasing substantially and the low wage sector surging. One of the aims of the Hartz reforms was to increase employment opportunities, among other in the low wage sector, especially in services. Non-standard workers and among them fixed-term, temporary agency workers, regular part-time workers and mini-jobbers are disproportionally affected by low wages.
    LanguageEnglish
    JournalL’Anuario IET de Trabajo y Relaciones Laborales
    Volume2
    Pages67-78
    ISSN2339-5753
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2014

    Keywords

      Cite this

      @article{939754483fc842aeab53a112b682f124,
      title = "Labour Market Developments, Non-standard Employment and Low Wages in Germany",
      abstract = "In terms of basic labour market developments and outcomes Germany is faring comparatively well. Indeed, against the European trend, Germany saw employment rates increasing and unemployment decreasing during the economic crisis. But since the deregulatory Hartz reforms of the early and mid-2000s, the last decade saw non-standard forms of employment increasing substantially and the low wage sector surging. One of the aims of the Hartz reforms was to increase employment opportunities, among other in the low wage sector, especially in services. Non-standard workers and among them fixed-term, temporary agency workers, regular part-time workers and mini-jobbers are disproportionally affected by low wages.",
      keywords = "Atypical employment, Reform of labour market, Deregulation, Services, Low wages",
      author = "Janine Leschke",
      year = "2014",
      doi = "10.5565/rev/aiet.28",
      language = "English",
      volume = "2",
      pages = "67--78",
      journal = "L’Anuario IET de Trabajo y Relaciones Laborales",
      issn = "2339-5753",
      publisher = "Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona",

      }

      Labour Market Developments, Non-standard Employment and Low Wages in Germany. / Leschke, Janine.

      In: L’Anuario IET de Trabajo y Relaciones Laborales, Vol. 2, 2014, p. 67-78.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

      TY - JOUR

      T1 - Labour Market Developments, Non-standard Employment and Low Wages in Germany

      AU - Leschke,Janine

      PY - 2014

      Y1 - 2014

      N2 - In terms of basic labour market developments and outcomes Germany is faring comparatively well. Indeed, against the European trend, Germany saw employment rates increasing and unemployment decreasing during the economic crisis. But since the deregulatory Hartz reforms of the early and mid-2000s, the last decade saw non-standard forms of employment increasing substantially and the low wage sector surging. One of the aims of the Hartz reforms was to increase employment opportunities, among other in the low wage sector, especially in services. Non-standard workers and among them fixed-term, temporary agency workers, regular part-time workers and mini-jobbers are disproportionally affected by low wages.

      AB - In terms of basic labour market developments and outcomes Germany is faring comparatively well. Indeed, against the European trend, Germany saw employment rates increasing and unemployment decreasing during the economic crisis. But since the deregulatory Hartz reforms of the early and mid-2000s, the last decade saw non-standard forms of employment increasing substantially and the low wage sector surging. One of the aims of the Hartz reforms was to increase employment opportunities, among other in the low wage sector, especially in services. Non-standard workers and among them fixed-term, temporary agency workers, regular part-time workers and mini-jobbers are disproportionally affected by low wages.

      KW - Atypical employment

      KW - Reform of labour market

      KW - Deregulation

      KW - Services

      KW - Low wages

      U2 - 10.5565/rev/aiet.28

      DO - 10.5565/rev/aiet.28

      M3 - Journal article

      VL - 2

      SP - 67

      EP - 78

      JO - L’Anuario IET de Trabajo y Relaciones Laborales

      T2 - L’Anuario IET de Trabajo y Relaciones Laborales

      JF - L’Anuario IET de Trabajo y Relaciones Laborales

      SN - 2339-5753

      ER -