How Important are Flexibility and Meaningful Work in the Labor Market?

Photo: UHH/Esfandiari Iris Kesternich
Photo: UHH/Esfandiari Iris Kesternich
What incentives outside of remuneration motivate people to work? Are these different for men and for women? Iris Kesternich from Universität Hamburg is addressing these and other questions in a new research project. Her work has been granted a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for the next 5 years.

The jobs market has changed drastically over recent years, not just because of the corona pandemic, but also as a result of new digital technologies and increased labor shortages. One result of these changes is that employers are competing to create incentives beyond remuneration in order to attract qualified applicants. ...
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