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dc.contributor.authorBrenke, Karlen_US
dc.contributor.authorRinne, Ulfen_US
dc.contributor.authorZimmermann, Klaus F.en_US
dc.description.abstractShort-time work was the German answer to the economic crisis. The number of short-time workers strongly increased in the recession and peaked at more than 1.5 million. Without the extensive use of short-time work, unemployment would have risen by approximately twice as much as it actually did. Short-time work has certainly contributed to the mild response of the German labor market to the crisis, but this is likely due to the country-specific context. Although the crisis has been overcome and employment is strongly expanding, modified regulations governing short-time work are still in place. This leads to undesired side effects.en_US
dc.publisherInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5780en_US
dc.subject.keywordlabor market policyen_US
dc.subject.keywordpartially unemployed workersen_US
dc.subject.keywordshort-time work compensationen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic crisisen_US
dc.titleShort-time work: The German answer to the Great Recessionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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