No short-time working money: Why the crisis just mini-jobbers hits hard

mini-jobbers are affected, according to the experts, particularly in the Corona-crisis because you are not entitled to short-time working money. "The Corona-cr

No short-time working money: Why the crisis just mini-jobbers hits hard

mini-jobbers are affected, according to the experts, particularly in the Corona-crisis because you are not entitled to short-time working money. "The Corona-crisis is exacerbating the problems of the low-wage sector, especially for mini-jobbers inside and "mini-jobbers". Without the safety net of the short-time working benefit, to suffer the first loss of income or lose their jobs,“ says the Executive Board of the Bertelsmann Foundation Jörg Dräger.

the employment rate declined in a mini-job in Bern, the ride from these Jobs your main purchase, in March to 4.6 percent compared to the same month last year, as a on Thursday published study, DIW Econ, a subsidiary of the German Institute for economic research (DIW), commissioned by the Foundation, has carried out. Since mini-jobbers do not pay contributions to the unemployment insurance system, eliminates your entitlement to short-time working money.

the low-wage sector has grown strongly

to be able to upcoming crises better cushion, recommend the authors of the study, to lower the threshold for mini-jobs from 450 to 250 Euro. So more Employees must make social insurance contributions, would be protected thereby, but also in times of crisis, the better.

Since the 1990s, the low-wage sector in Germany has grown according to the analysis, more than 60 percent: In the year 2018, more than a fifth of all employees (7.7 million) earned less than 11,40 Euro gross per hour. With an average hourly wage of 8.40 euros, a large part of them received even less than the legal minimum wage. The analysis estimates the number of those who get illegitimate for less than they are entitled to, to 2.4 million. Here, more checks need to be carried out, urge the authors.

it's Not only easy Work

There are not only the simple Work will be remunerated with low wages: So in 2018, more than half of low-wage workers were in trade, transportation, and food industries as well as in the areas of education, health and social work sector - occupations, which shall be classified since the Corona as "system relevant". Since the mid-1990s, the number of people with medium or higher qualifications in the poorly paid sector of just under a Million - the group made up of 2018, around 40 percent.

The path from the low-wage sector in higher salary classes do not succeed long each: Every second employee in the low-wage sector remained the long-term study found that even four years later is still there. In men, higher-skilled and younger workers were more likely to climb than others.

Updated Date: 02 July 2020, 08:20

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