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Sandra Vogel Expertise 13. July 2013 Impact of the crisis on working conditions

The case of Germany

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Impact of the crisis on working conditions
Sandra Vogel Expertise 13. July 2013

Impact of the crisis on working conditions

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The case of Germany

On behalf of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Working and Living Conditions, this analysis looks into the impact that the financial and economic crisis had on working conditions in Germany. As the results show, employees working in establishments greatly affected by the crisis also faced changes in their working conditions. Shorter working hours, wage concessions and the usage of flexible employment forms however contributed to a comparatively stable labour market situation and helped retaining workers’ jobs. National measures introduced by the federal government as well as industry-specific solutions arranged by the social partners supported firms in their struggle to overcome the recession.

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Impact of the crisis on working conditions
Sandra Vogel Expertise 13. July 2013

Sandra Vogel: Impact of the crisis on working conditions – The case of Germany

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Wido Geis-Thöne IW-Report No. 62 25. November 2022

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