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Employment conditions

Is the normal employment relationship now the exception?

The development of employment conditions is characterised by an increase in atypical forms of employment (temporary employment, mini jobs, part-time and temporary work, solo self-employment) with mostly poor pay.

Our research asks whether this development is experienced as precarisation and what steps are taken to counteract it.

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Studies “fair instead of precarious”

In the publication “fair statt prekär” (fair instead of precarious), various empirical studies are published in loose sequence, in which the effects of precarisation on working conditions and living situations in the region are elaborated and illustrated in detail. The studies analyse processes of precarisation and highlight starting points for interventions to foster fair employment.

The publications from the series are available as PDF downloads (in german). Individual copies can also be ordered from us as printed brochures. Please send your order by e-mail to: iris.kastel-drillertu-dortmundde.

  • Andreas Flüchter / Klaus Kock / Bettina Lange / Philipp Renz
    Good work with clientele
    An empirical study on the requirements and practices of interactive service work
    sfs Beiträge aus der Forschung Volume 200, Dortmund 2018


  • Klaus Boeckmann
    Would you like a little more?
    Employment trends in Dortmund during the transition to the statutory minimum wage
    sfs Beiträge aus der Forschung Volume 194, Dortmund 2016


  • Klaus Boeckmann
    Taking responsibility for the company
    How CSR concepts can be used for the representation work of works and staff councils
    sfs Beiträge aus der Forschung Volume 193, Dortmund 2016


  • Lioba Karbach
    Takeover is a matter of negotiation
    An Empirical Study on Activities of Youth and Trainee Representatives for Fair Employment
    sfs Beiträge aus der Forschung Volume 190, Dortmund 2014


  • Klaus Boeckmann
    Location development, corporate responsibility and company representation of interests
    - illustrated by the example of the industrial and commercial location Dortmund-Hafen.
    sfs Beiträge aus der Forschung Volume 188, Dortmund 2014


  • Sebastian Müller
    How housing becomes precarious
    Financial Investors, Junk Real Estate and Hartz IV
    sfs Beiträge aus der Forschung Volume 181, Dortmund 2012


  • Alexander Graetz, Sven Kathöfer, Klaus Kock
    Temporarily Not Retired
    An Empirical Study on Motives and Backgrounds of Gainful Employment Beyond the Age Limit
    sfs Beiträge aus der Forschung Volume 178, Dortmund 2010


  • Klaus Boeckmann
    Divided Time - Half the Sorrow?
    Employment Relationships of Women and Men in Structural Change
    sfs Beiträge aus der Forschung Volume 170, Dortmund 2009


  • Klaus Kock
    Precarious Employment and Local Trade Union Work
    A Case Study from the Ruhr Area
    sfs Beiträge aus der Forschung Volume 168, Dortmund 2009


  • Klaus Kock (Hg.)
    The price of freedom
    Solo self-employed between marketization, professionalization and solidarization
    sfs Beiträge aus der Forschung Volume 164, Dortmund 2008


  • Manfred Koch
    Temporary work as a last resort?
    The precarious reality of a flexible form of employment
    sfs Beiträge aus der Forschung Volume 154, Dortmund 2007


  • Klaus Boeckmann
    End of the downturn?
    Employment Development in the Eastern Ruhr Area
    sfs Beiträge aus der Forschung Volume 152, Dortmund 2006


  • Klaus Kock, Ulrich Pröll, Martina Stackelbeck
    fair instead of precarious
    Reflections on the Analysis and Design of Employment Relationships in the Region
    sfs Beiträge aus der Forschung Volume 151, Dortmund 2006


  • Melanie Mörchen
    Internship as precarious employment
    Exploitation or Chance for Integration?
    sfs Beiträge aus der Forschung Volume 149, Dortmund 2006


  • Martina Stackelbeck
    Pleased to take note!
    How the new labor market and social policy affects the eastern Ruhr region
    sfs Beiträge aus der Forschung Volume 146, Dortmund 2004

Cities and districts in the Dortmund-Hellweg region and North Rhine-Westphalia - brief reports (PDF download in german) and graphics (JPG)

  Dortmund Hamm Kreis Soest Kreis Unna NRW
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Im Vergleich: Die Entwicklung von Arbeitsvolumen, atypischer Beschäftigung und Vollzeitstellen

  Dortmund Hamm Kreis Soest Kreis Unna NRW
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Die Beschäftigungsentwicklung von Frauen und Männern

                           Dortmund Hamm                Kreis Soest Kreis Unna    NRW               

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Location & approach

Exit 13 (Kreuz Dortmund Nord-Ost), direction Derne/Schwerte (B236), 1st exit direction Dortmund-Eving, next traffic lights turn right (Kemminghauser Str.), after 2.7km turn left (Evinger Str./B 54), after 1.1km traffic lights turn left (Deutsche Straße), after 500m on the left is the Evinger Platz.

From the Bundesstraße 1 (extension A40 or A44) to the intersection B1/B236 direction Lünen, 3rd exit direction Dortmund-Eving.

Exit Dortmund Hafen, turn left until the intersection Münsterstraße (B54), direction Eving, after about three kilometers turn into Deutsche Straße.

You can download an enlarged general map here

From Dortmund Airport, it takes just about 20 minutes to get to Dortmund Central Station by AirportExpress and from there to the university by subway (U-Bahn) 41. The stop is "Zeche Minister Stein". A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university station. From there, you can get directly to Dortmund Central Station.

From Dortmund Central Station, take the U 41 light rail (direction Brambauer / Brechten). The stop is "Zeche Minister Stein". The Minister Stein Center is located on the right in the direction of travel of the streetcar.

You can find an overview map here.