New Publication: Impact of the crisis on employees in Germany and the Netherlands

NEW PUBLICATION: Impact of the crisis on employees in Germany and the Netherlands

Kea Tijdens and Maarten van Klaveren have contributed to an article on the impact of the crisis on employees in Germany and the Netherlands, published in WSI-Mitteilungen 2011/2. Based on data from extra survey questions in the WageIndicator web-survey, the article analyses how the employees in Germany and the Netherlands judge the impact of the economic crisis in 2008-2010 on their company and their personal working conditions. Jointly 31.000 employees in both countries completed the survey. Whereas in the Netherlands substantially more companies were involved compared to Germany, the Dutch companies reduced the workforce less often. In contrast to Germany, the Dutch companies used less often working time reduction and part-time work, but much more frequently volunteer working time reductions. In Germany much more often wage reductions were reported in relation to the crisis compared to the Netherlands.

Reinhard Bispinck, Heiner Dribbusch, Fikret Öz, Kea Tijdens, Maarten van Klaveren (2011) Auswirkungen der Wirtschaftskrise in Deutschland und den Niederlanden aus Sicht der Beschäftigten, WSI-Mitteilungen, 64 (2), 83-90.

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