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Has Atypical Work Become Typical in Germany?

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  • Eichhorst, Werner

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    (IZA)

  • Tobsch, Verena

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    (IZA)

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This paper gives an overview of the transformation of the German labor market since the mid-1990s with a special focus on the changing patterns of labor market segmentation or 'dualization' of employment in Germany. While labor market duality in Germany can partially be attributed to labor market reforms promoting in particular non-standard forms of employment and allowing for an expansion of low pay, structural changes in the economy as well as strategic choices by employers and social partners also play a prominent role.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 7609.

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Length: 48 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2013
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Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp7609

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Keywords: low pay; non-standard work; Germany; labor market segmentation;

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Cited by:
  1. Eichhorst, Werner & Tobsch, Verena, 2014. "Flexible Arbeitswelten: Eine Bestandsaufnahme," IZA Standpunkte 72, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Spermann, Alexander, 2013. "How Does Temporary Agency Work Impact German Agency Workers?," IZA Policy Papers 70, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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