Precarity

Cover `Wovon lebst Du eigentlich? Vom Überleben in prekären Zeiten´; Copyright: Piper-Verlag

Poor and Almost Happy

"What do you live off?" 20 artists are asked in the book by Jörn Morisse and Rasmus Engler, and then they tell the sometimes most bizarre stories about their job, money and their strategies for surviving life as an artist in Germany.More ...

Precarity – the Causes and Effects of Insecure Employment

The original meaning of the word "precarious" is "revocable", "uncertain" or "shaky". Nowadays however the term is used to describe the spread of insecure working and living conditions. By Klaus DörreMore ...

From Bohemia to the Underclass

Job, money, life – nothing is certain any more. A new class of the exploited is rebelling: the precariat. By Thomas GrossMore ...

Did the German Student Revolt of 68 produce the Prophets of Precarity?

Precarity in this sense is above all meant critically. Precarity means overexploitation, no secure working conditions, instead completely undefined ones. By Serhat KarakayaliMore ...

Working-life time

Over the past few years a new means of structuring working hours has been becoming increasingly popular in German companies: it is known as the long-term account or working-life time account. By Philip Wotschack und Prof. Dr. Eckart HildebrandtMore ...

Greater flexibility: The great hope of German labour market policy

While the number of regular full-time jobs is falling, low-paid part-time work, fixed-term contracts, small-scale self-employment and temporary agency work are all on the increase. By Karin Schulze BuschoffMore ...