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Inhaltsbereich: Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung

Einfacharbeit in der Krise?


"Employees in jobs that require no or only low skills (low-skilled work) are considered to be a problematic group of the labour market. Employing the IAB-Establishment Panel this study analyzes the development of low-skilled work and examines the Impact of the 2008/2009 global economic crisis. The results Show that the development of low-skilled work depends crucially an the economic rector. Further we apply difference-in-differences-estimators and find within those establishments affected by the economic crisis the number of employees in low-skilled work decreased by almost 10%. This contrasts to the decline of 3,3% in the number of persons who perform jobs which require vocational skills and qualifications." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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Bellmann, Lutz; Stegmaier, Jens (2011): Low-skilled work in crisis? In: Arbeit. Zeitschrift für Arbeitsforschung, Arbeitsgestaltung und Arbeitspolitik, Vol. 20, Iss. 3, pp. 188-205.