Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/18417
Authors: 
Eichhorst, Werner
Zimmermann, Klaus F.
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
DIW Discussion Papers 685
Abstract: 
Through the Hartz reforms, German active labor market policy was fundamentally restructured and has since been systematically evaluated. This paper reviews the recent evaluation findings and draws some conclusions for the future setup of active labor market policies in Germany. It argues in favor of a reduced range of active labor market policy schemes focusing on programs with proven positive effects (that are wage subsidies, training, start-up grants and placement vouchers) and calls for a systematic evaluation of all instruments not scrutinized so far.
Subjects: 
active labor market policy
Germany
evaluation
JEL: 
D61
H43
J68
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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