Research report 2020 - Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy
Protecting livelihoods in the COVID-19 crisis
Becker, Ulrich; He, Linxin; Hohnerlein, Eva Maria; Seemann, Anika; Wilman, Nikola
Abteilung für ausländisches und internationales Sozialrecht
SummaryThe measures adopted to contain the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a rapid economic downturn across the globe. To forestall the most dramatic economic and social consequences, European governments and parliaments introduced extensive aid packages aimed at stabilising the employment sector, preventing redundancies, and supporting those whose livelihoods the crisis threatened. This research project analyses and compares the labour market and social policy measures introduced in light of the Corona crisis in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom.