Digitization and Changing World of Work: A Data Basis for Interdisciplinary Socio-Political Research

Digitization and Changing World of Work: A Data Basis for Interdisciplinary Socio-Political Research

The world of work is becoming increasingly digitized. This process induces a fundamental change of the world of work, which brings along new challenges for different aspects of social policy. This project focuses on generating a linked employer-employee data base for interdisciplinary socio-political research that enables analyses of the consequences of firms’ investments into digital technologies on individual workers of these firms regarding several socio-political dimensions. The project builds upon the existing “IAB-ZEW Arbeitswelt 4.0” survey, which already captures digitization at the firm level. This data will be linked to administrative social security records of workers employed in these firms and will be complemented by an employee survey among these workers. The employee survey focuses on socio-political dimensions that are not available in the administrative social security records, for example regarding health consequences of workers’ employability. The project receives funding from an interdisciplinary network for social policies (FIS) of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

Project members

Melanie Arntz

Melanie Arntz

Coordinator
Stellvertretende Leitung

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Terry Gregory

Terry Gregory

Coordinator
Senior Researcher

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Ulrich Zierahn

Ulrich Zierahn

Coordinator
Senior Researcher

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Oliver Schlenker

Oliver Schlenker

Researcher

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Eduard Brüll

Eduard Brüll

Researcher

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Boris Ivanov

Boris Ivanov

Researcher

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Selected Publications

Arntz, Melanie, Katharina Dengler, Ralf Dorau, Terry Gregory, Matthias Hartwig, Robert Helmrich, Florian Lehmer, Britta Matthes, Anita Tisch, Sascha Wischniewski and Ulrich Zierahn (2020), Digitalisierung und Wandel der Beschäftigung (DiWaBe) - Eine Datengrundlage für die interdisziplinäre Sozialpolitikforschung, ZEW Documentation LLL:citation.label.number 20-02, Mannheim

Selected Events

Conference

Seventh Mannheim Energy Conference

The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) and the Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI) are pleased to announce the 7th Mannheim Energy Conference on 14–15 May 2018. International…
Workshop

1. ProdIT Workshop: Key-Indicator-Based Controlling of IT-Services - Status Quo and Innovative Concepts

The measurement of IT-based services productivity is at the heart of the ProdIT research project, which is patronized by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The research project is…

Contact

Deputy, Prof. Dr. Melanie Arntz
Telefon +49 (0)621 1235-159
Senior Researcher, Dr. Terry Gregory
Telefon +49 (0)621 1235-131
Senior Researcher, Dr. Ulrich Zierahn
Telefon +49 (0)621 1235-280