Special Research Topic
Demographic Change

Project: Risks of Atypical Employment on Occupational Outcomes and Income over the Lifecycle

Project Duration

01/2015 - 01/2016 (finalized)

Commissioned by

German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Project Team (RWI)

Prof. Dr. Ronald Bachmann, Dr. Peggy Bechara, Rahel Felder, Dr. Sylvi Rzepka, Dr. Sandra Schaffner, Dr. Marcus Tamm (Chief)


The project analyses the impact of different forms of atypical employment (i.e. part time employment, fixed term contracts, temporary work, etc.) on occupational stability, labor income and aspects of qualification and the development of competencies. The project adds to the 5th Report on Poverty and Wealth of the German Federal Government.

Selected project related publications

RWI Reports


RWI (2015), Risiken atypischer Beschäftigungsformen für die berufliche Entwicklung und Erwerbseinkommen im Lebensverlauf. RWI Projektberichte download