Facts and figures about jobs, employment and livelihoods

Atlas of Work

Work defines our very identity and social status, not only through our incomes but also through the professional activity itself. To work means participation in society and integration in our community.

The Atlas of Work by the Hans Böckler Foundation and DGB (the Confederation of German Trade Unions) describes many aspects of work today. How are demographic trends influencing work? How are incomes developing? How is digitalisation affecting the working environment?

The Atlas of Work compares different countries' systems and shows how working conditions can be shaped.

It also shows how far away we are from the goal of good working conditions and rights for every employee. It indicates where political action is necessary and what opportunities we have, especially those of us in politics, unions and civil society, to change the world of work for the better.

With its 25 articles and a multitude of informative illustrations it offers a solid basis for discussions about work in the future.



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Atlas der Arbeit (deutsche Version)

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