Freie Berufe im Wandel der Arbeitsmärkte

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This study is originated from our conference ‚Liberal Professions in changing markets’ on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of our Research Institute on Professions (FFB) of the University of Lüneburg.
One of the important and central markets is the labour market. The changing labour market(s) will be analysed in the following by three dimensions: informa tion about the situation and structure of the labour market(s), showing the
limits and possibilities to do this, and to show, how our substantial work with different methods is done to allow insights about changing labour market(s).
These dimensions are handled by four chapters: 1 prof essions and labour market – general economic and social policy discussion; 2 long-term devel opments of self-employed and profe ssions; 3 changing vocational training
markets; 4 microanalyses of the labour markets.
Aggregated material and data are available – sometimes only as special evaluations – form the Federal Statistical Office. Which new possibilities on the i ndividual level with anonymized microdata will be possible is discussed -
focussing on liberal professions – by three topics: income, income distribution, and the working hour tension (the gap between desired and actual working hours). Focussing on th e changing aspect, I will s how how new methods/data –
namely paneldata – generate new answers as well as new questions.
Original languageGerman
Place of PublicationLüneburg
PublisherForschungsinstitut Freie Berufe
Number of pages46
Publication statusPublished - 11.2001

    Research areas

  • Economics, empirical/statistics - professions and self-employed, changing labour markets, vocational training, income distribution, desired vs. actual working hours