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Zertifikat "audit berufundfamilie"

Inhaltsbereich: Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung

Die untersch├Ątzte Bedeutung von Einfacharbeit auf dem Arbeitsmarkt

Project Number


Head of Project

Project Start

June 2019

End of Project

December 2022


Both researchers and the general public generally assume that people who do not have a vocational qualification perform simple tasks - i.e. jobs for which no vocational training is typically required. Analysing the employment statistics show, however, that over 60 per cent of the employees in unskilled Jobs have a vocational qualification. Is this fact the result of increasing qualification requirements even on the secondary labour market or an expression of an increasingly Polarisation of the labour market? The project aims to contribute to closing this research gap by investigating the differences between work in the low-wage sector and work in low-skilled jobs, who does the work and what working conditions can be found in the low-wage jobs, which companies offer low-skilled work and what role digitisation plays in this, and whether low-skilled work leads to social and political exclusion (deprivation).