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Flexibilität am Arbeitsmarkt durch Überstunden und Arbeitszeitkonten : Messkonzepte, Datenquellen und Ergebnisse im Kontext der IAB-Arbeitszeitrechnung


  • Zapf, Ines

    () (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany])


"Actually paid and unpaid overtime as well as transitory overtime are widespread in Germany. They are used as instruments to increase working time flexibility. With the increasing use of working time accounts the importance of transitory overtime increased, whereas paid overtime lost in importance. In the working time calculations of the Institute for Employment Research overtime and working time accounts are important components to measure the actual working time of employees. So far, only paid overtime is integrated in the calculations because valid data for unpaid overtime hardly exist. Furthermore, transitory overtime can only be estimated until now. However, the use of working time accounts in the economy is well covered using various data sources. This research report gives insight into available data sources and describes possibilities to use them for analyzing overtime and working time accounts. There are differences between these data sets with respect to the extent and the covered time period of the data. Overall there are some possibilities to use these additional data for the working time calculations." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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  • Zapf, Ines, 2012. "Flexibilität am Arbeitsmarkt durch Überstunden und Arbeitszeitkonten : Messkonzepte, Datenquellen und Ergebnisse im Kontext der IAB-Arbeitszeitrechnung," IAB-Forschungsbericht 201203, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].
  • Handle: RePEc:iab:iabfob:201203

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    1. Lutz Bellmann & Olaf Hübler, 2015. "Working time accounts and firm performance in Germany," IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, Springer;Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit GmbH (IZA), vol. 4(1), pages 1-18, December.
    2. Zapf, Ines, 2015. "Individual and workplace-specific determinants of paid and unpaid overtime work in Germany," IAB Discussion Paper 201515, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].
    3. Alexander Herzog-Stein & Fabian Lindner & Simon Sturn, 2013. "Explaining the German Employment Miracle in the Great Recession – The Crucial Role of Temporary Working Time Reductions," IMK Working Paper 114-2013, IMK at the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Macroeconomic Policy Institute.
    4. Bellmann, Lutz & Hübler, Olaf, 2015. "Are Working Time Accounts Beneficial for German Establishments?," IZA Discussion Papers 9583, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    5. Ines Zapf, 2015. "Individual and Workplace-Specific Determinants of Paid and Unpaid Overtime Work in Germany," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 771, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).

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    Arbeitszeitkonto; Überstunden; Arbeitszeitflexibilität; IAB-Betriebspanel; IAB-Stellenerhebung; gleitende Arbeitszeit; Langzeiturlaub;

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    • J81 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - Working Conditions

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