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dc.contributor.authorBonin, Holgeren_US
dc.contributor.authorZimmermann, Klaus F.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:18:45Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:18:45Z-
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/21028-
dc.description.abstractThis study surveys the development of the East German labor market after the unification ofGermany. We explain that in the last decade, East Germans were faced with very high levels ofjoblessness that considering labor market exits and active labor market policy, are only partlyreported as unemployment. A review of the evidence on the effectiveness of labor marketpolicies suggests that job creation and training programs did not substantially promotereemployment, though they may have alleviated social burdens from unemployment. Discussingwhat causes the high unemployment in the east, we claim that effects of wage policy have beenoverrated. Differences in unemployment rates are also the result of more ample labor supply.We show that employment levels in the east have almost converged on western standards. Thestructure of employment, however, differs. Shortage of part-time work, service jobs andindependent employment indicates that East Germany has failed to develop a service economy.We argue that unqualified adaptation to western procedures aggravated the investment andemployment problem in the east.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion paper series |x185en_US
dc.subject.jelJ40en_US
dc.subject.jelO50en_US
dc.subject.jelP27en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEast Germanyen_US
dc.subject.keywordunemploymenten_US
dc.subject.keywordtransitional economiesen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsmarkten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitslosigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwSektorale Beschäftigungsstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsmarktpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwNeue Bundesländeren_US
dc.titleThe Post-Unification German Labor Marketen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn835303721en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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