Has atypical work become typical in Germany?: Country case study on labour market segmentation

Eichhorst, Werner; Tobsch, Verena
November 2013
Employment Working Paper;2013, Vol. 152, preceding p1
This paper gives an overview of the transformation of the German labour market since the mid-1990s with a special focus on the changing patterns of labour market segmentation or 'dualization' of employment in Germany. While labour market duality in Germany can partially be attributed to labour 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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