Mini-job holders are among the biggest losers in the corona crisis

The corona crisis has had significant impacts on workers in mini-jobs. In June 2020, for instance, regular employment fell by just 0.2 percent, while mini-jobs fell by 12 percent. Women were hit particularly hard by these job losses. An article published by Spiegel online presented research findings based on data from “Living in Germany.” “A reform of the mini-job sector is long overdue,” says study author Markus Grabka, one of the researchers on the SOEP team at DIW Berlin.

Further information

Der Spiegel: Minijobberinnen in der Pandemie, Von 450 Euro auf null

DIW Berlin: Beschäftige in Minijobs sind VerliererInnen der coronabedingten Rezession

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