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The German work-sharing scheme : an instrument for the crisis

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  • Crimmann, Andreas
  • Wieβner, Frank
  • Bellmann, Lutz
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    Explains the "Kurzarbeit" scheme whereby a reduced volume of work is spread over the same or similar number of workers by a reduction of working time. Gives the perspectives of employers and employees and its use of as a labour market policy tool in times of economic crisis. Analyses the types of establishments which have used work sharing, its cost, and the extent to which work-sharing participants have received further training.

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    Paper provided by International Labour Organization in its series ILO Working Papers with number 457637.

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    Length: 40 pages
    Date of creation: 2010
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    Publication status: Published in Conditions of work and employment series
    Handle: RePEc:ilo:ilowps:457637

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    Keywords: work sharing; economic recession; labour policy; Germany; short time working; further training; management attitude; employees attitude; labour cost; partage du travail; récession économique; politique du travail; Allemagne; travail à temps réduit; perfectionnement; attitude patronale; attitude des salariés; coût de la main-d'oeuvre; repartición del trabajo; recesión económica; política laboral; Alemania; trabajo a tiempo reducido; perfeccionamiento; actitud de la dirección; actitud de los trabajadores; costo de la mano de obra;

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    Cited by:
    1. Merkl, Christian & Balleer, Almut & Gehrke, Britta & Lechthaler, Wolfgang, 2013. "Does Short-Time Work Save Jobs? A Business Cycle Analysis," Annual Conference 2013 (Duesseldorf): Competition Policy and Regulation in a Global Economic Order 79718, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
    2. Münstermann, Leonard & Schneck, Stefan & Wolter, Hans-Jürgen, 2012. "Die Bedeutung des Kurzarbeitergeldes im Mittelstand," IfM-Materialien 215, Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn.
    3. Jacques Freyssinet, 2011. "L'impact de la crise économique sur les modes de production des normes de la relation d'emploi : l'exemple de six pays d'Europe occidentale," Post-Print halshs-00804884, HAL.
    4. Gonthier, Pauline, 2012. "Why Was Short-Time Work Unattractive During the Crisis?," Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, Working Paper Series qt5dn0w9b1, Institute of Industrial Relations, UC Berkeley.

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