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Zertifikat "audit berufundfamilie"

Inhaltsbereich: Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung



Since unemployment assistance and social assistance were combined to form means-tested unemployment benefit (ALG II), unemployment policy has been orientating itself on the overall concept of 'Fordern und F├Ârdern' (obligations plus encouragement). Along with safeguarding livelihoods, it is above all a question of getting those receiving transfer payments into work and ensuring they are socially included.' Seven years after the introduction of the 1-euro job, this article takes stock of the situation. The following are elaborated in detail as instruments of obligation: the role of the obligation to take up work, the problems of Basic Income Support, disincentives and the way of encountering them by means of Workfare measures (which also include 1 euro-jobs). Further effects of Workfare measures on transfer recipients, but also on the labour market, as well as aims and forms of 1-euro jobs are touched upon. A number of results from the empirical studies carried out over the last seven years are presented and gaps in research identified. On the basis of these scientific findings and practical experience in providing support, suggestions for the improvement of 1-euro jobs are made. Finally, the reform proposals of the Federal Government are dealt with and the significant changes to be made to 1-euro jobs listed. (IAB


Bibliographical information

Wolff, Joachim; Hohmeyer, Katrin (2011): 1-Euro-Jobs : a balance sheet after seven years. In: Orientierungen zur Wirtschafts- und Gesellschaftspolitik, Iss. 130, pp. 37-42.