Correctiv, a nonprofit German research center, published a series of interactive visualizations illustrating the percentage of Germans who work “mini-jobs,” which are low-wage, part-time, income tax-exempt positions common in fields such as catering and retail. The visualizations use data from the German Federal Agency for Employment to illustrate the ratio of men to women between ages 25 and 65 that solely rely on mini-job employment, how common mini-jobs are in different regions of Germany, and the average duration of mini-jobs. Correctiv found that a higher percentage of women rely on mini-jobs than men because many married women use minijobs, rather than full-time work, to supplement their spouse’s salaries, or are forced to only take mini-jobs due to a lack of childcare services.
Visualizing Mini-Jobs in Germany
Michael Steinberg is a Google policy fellow at the Center for Data Innovation, where he researches open data issues in government. He was previously an editorial fellow at GovLoop where he wrote content on modernizing government technologies. Prior to joining GovLoop, Michael was a research fellow at the Partnership for Public Service, a paralegal for an intellectual property law firm, and he held internships on Capitol Hill, at the National Archives, and in local government. Michael is a graduate of the University of Maryland in College Park, where he double majored in Government and Sociology. He is currently a second year Master’s of Public Policy student at George Washington University specializing in technology policy.
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