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The World of Work and Collective Bargaining Policy

With the working world constantly changing, those active in the labour market face ever new challenges that can only be successfully overcome by concerted action. How companies and their workforces shape their local working environment and working conditions is in many places determined by the complex institutional structures of collective labour relations. These are in turn the result of negotiations between the employers' associations and trade unions at the sectoral and regional level and by management and co-determination bodies at the level of the establishment.

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Helena Bach

Helena Bach

Economist for Wage Policy and Collective Bargaining

Tel: +49 221 4981-665
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Christiane Flüter-Hoffmann

Christiane Flüter-Hoffmann

Senior Researcher for Human Resource Management Policies

Tel: +49 221 4981-841
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Carolin Denise Fulda

Carolin Denise Fulda

Economist for wage and collective bargaining policy

Tel: +49 30 27877-0
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Andrea Hammermann

Dr. Andrea Hammermann

Senior Economist for Working Conditions and Human Resource Management Policies

Tel: +49 221 4981-314
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Hagen Lesch

Dr. Hagen Lesch

Head of The World of Work and Collective Bargaining Policy Research Unit

Tel: +49 221 4981-778
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Holger Schäfer

Holger Schäfer

Senior Economist for Employment and Unemployment

Tel: +49 30 27877-124
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Christoph Schröder

Christoph Schröder

Senior Researcher for Income Policy, Wages and Working Time Policy

Tel: +49 221 4981-773
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Oliver Stettes

Dr. Oliver Stettes

Head of The World of Work and Collective Bargaining Policy Research Unit

Tel: +49 221 4981-697
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Sandra Vogel

Dr. Sandra Vogel

Senior Researcher for Industrial Relations

Tel: +49 221 4981-746
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Parental contributions for all-day care for primary school children
IW-Report No. 62 25. November 2022

Parental contributions for all-day care for primary school children

Wido Geis-Thöne

The organisation of all-day care for primary school children varies greatly from region to region in Germany. In most of the eastern German states it takes place mainly in after-school care centres, which are part of the child and youth welfare services, whereas in North Rhine-Westphalia these functions are taken over by the open all-day schools.

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The Status Quo and Suggested Approaches for Policymakers
IW-Trends 17. November 2022

Securing Skilled Labour by Attracting and Retaining International Students: The Status Quo and Suggested Approaches for Policymakers

Wido Geis-Thöne

The demographic transition is expected to leave Germany with a serious shortage of skilled workers. To alleviate this bottleneck, more young people from abroad should be trained at German universities and offered the prospect of long-term residence.

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Renaissance of vocational training?
IW-Report No. 57 7. November 2022

Employees in the renewable energy sector: Renaissance of vocational training?

Roschan Monsef / Finn Arnd Wendland

In order to master the ecological transformation of the real economy, many qualified specialists will be needed in the coming years.

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The Cost Competitiveness of German Industry in Times of Multiple Crises
IW-Trends No. 3 21. October 2022

The Cost Competitiveness of German Industry in Times of Multiple Crises

Christoph Schröder

In 2021, German unit labour costs were an average of 13 per cent higher than in the 27 countries in our comparison and 8 per cent higher than in other countries in the Eurozone.

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The importance of immigration for the German economy
IW-Analyse No. 151 11. October 2022

The importance of immigration for the German economy

Wido Geis-Thöne

As a result of demographic change, Germany will become increasingly dependent on immigration to secure its pool of skilled labour and stabilise its economic performance.

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