Institut für Angewandte Wirtschaftsforschung (IAW), Tübingen >
IAW-Diskussionspapiere, Institut für Angewandte Wirtschaftsforschung (IAW) >
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
| || |
|Title:||Should welfare administration be centralized or decentralized? Evidence from a policy experiment |
Thomsen, Stephan L.
|Issue Date:||2010 |
|Series/Report no.:||IAW-Diskussionspapiere 69|
|Abstract:||The 2005 reform of the German welfare system introduced two competing organizational models for welfare administration. In most districts, a centralized organization was established where local welfare agencies are bound to central directives. At the same time, 69 districts were allowed to opt for a decentralized organization. We evaluate the relative success of both types of organizations. Compared to centralized organization, decentralized organization of welfare administration has a negative effect on the transition of male welfare recipients to self-sufficient employment, but it does not affect employment in combination with continuing welfare support. No significant effects were found for women.|
Labor Market Integration
|Document Type:||Working Paper|
|Appears in Collections:||IAW-Diskussionspapiere, Institut für Angewandte Wirtschaftsforschung (IAW)|
Download bibliographical data as:
Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.