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Professional participation and inclusion

The CC has a high level of expertise in the field of participation in working life, analyses key issues in the context and provides them for different target groups in a practical way.

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Its mission is to promote participation and inclusion in economic and social policies.

As part of the scientific community, the CC is networked nationally and internationally and is in regular exchange with key stakeholders from civil society, business and politics.

Surveys and usability tests with target groups (employers, employees with disabilities or chronic illnesses, consulting institutions) are also part of the activities and incorporated into the studies, publications and information offered by the CC.

The CC sees the economic potential of equal participation of all people, raises awareness of barrier-free access to information, communication and digitization, and consistently considers the topic of participation in working life in its offers and research projects.

Information and services of the CC are available at www.rehadat.de and www.iw-elan.de.

Contact Persons

Anja Brockhagen

Anja Brockhagen

Consultant for press and public relations

Tel: +49 221 4981-845
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Mareike Decker

Mareike Decker

Team leader REHADAT Assistive Technology

Tel: +49 221 4981-806
Johanna Margareta Krechel

Johanna Margareta Krechel

Scientific officer in the REHADAT project

Tel: +49 221 4981-540
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Andrea Kurtenacker

Andrea Kurtenacker

Head of Professional Participation and Inclusion Research Unit

Tel: +49 221 4981-820 Andrea Kurtenacker
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Wiebke Modler

Wiebke Modler

Scientific officer in the REHADAT project

Tel: +49 221 4981-826
Martin Selbach

Martin Selbach

Deputy Project Manager REHADAT and Head of IW-Elan

Tel: +49 221 4981-836
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A Macroeconomic Analysis of Wage-Price Spirals
IW-Analyse No. 155 9. January 2024

A Macroeconomic Analysis of Wage-Price Spirals

Thomas Obst / Maximilian Stockhausen

The subject of this Analysis is the forms that wage-price spirals can take and how they influence macroeconomic stability and inflationary trends in Germany.

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An Analysis of the Earnings of Employees Covered and Not Covered by Collective Agreements Based on the SOEP
IW-Trends No. 4 29. December 2023

Do Companies Bound by Collective Agreements Pay Better?

Helena Bach/Andrea Hammermann

When discussing the gradual erosion of collective bargaining coverage, reference is often made to the importance of collective agreements in securing high salaries for employees.

IW

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Analysis of the working conditions of office workers
IW-Report No. 62 10. December 2023

Office work in transition: Analysis of the working conditions of office workers

Andrea Hammermann / Oliver Stettes

Office work has changed considerably over time and reflects both technical progress and the zeitgeist of the decades.

IW

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Collective bargaining autonomy in a crisis of legitimacy?
IW-Policy Paper No. 11 8. December 2023

Collective bargaining autonomy in a crisis of legitimacy?

Hagen Lesch / Helena Bach / Sandra Vogel

In Germany, the employers recognised the trade unions as the appointed representatives of the employees in November 1918.

IW

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The Influence of the Minimum Wage on Collective Bargaining
IW-Analyse No. 154 5. December 2023

The Influence of the Minimum Wage on Collective Bargaining

Carolin Fulda / Hagen Lesch / Christoph Schröder / Sandra Vogel

This analysis examines the connection between collective wage bargaining in Germany and the adjustments to the statutory minimum wage determined by the Minimum Wage Commission since June 2020.

IW

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