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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 of Germany. We explain that in the last decade, East Germans were faced with very high levels of joblessness that considering labor market exits and active labor market policy, are only partly reported as unemployment. A review of the evidence on the effectiveness of labor market policies suggests that job creation and training programs did not substantially promote reemployment, though they may have alleviated social burdens from unemployment. Discussing what causes the high unemployment in the east, we claim that effects of wage policy have been overrated. 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. The structure of employment, however, differs. Shortage of part-time work, service jobs and independent employment indicates that East Germany has failed to develop a service economy. We argue that unqualified adaptation to western procedures aggravated the investment and employment problem in the east.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 185en_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.ppn323844049en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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