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The German work-sharing scheme: an instrument for the crisis

Andreas. Crimmann, Frank. Wieβner and Lutz. Bellmann

ILO Working Papers from International Labour Organization

Abstract: Explains the "Kurzarbeit" scheme whereby a reduced volume of work is spread over the same or similar number of workers by a reduction of working time. Gives the perspectives of employers and employees and its use of as a labour market policy tool in times of economic crisis. Analyses the types of establishments which have used work sharing, its cost, and the extent to which work-sharing participants have received further training.

Keywords: work sharing; economic recession; labour policy; Germany; short time working; further training; management attitude; employees attitude; labour cost; partage du travail; récession économique; politique du travail; Allemagne; travail à temps réduit; perfectionnement; attitude patronale; attitude des salariés; coût de la main-d'oeuvre; repartición del trabajo; recesión económica; política laboral; Alemania; trabajo a tiempo reducido; perfeccionamiento; actitud de la dirección; actitud de los trabajadores; costo de la mano de obra (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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