Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/191441
Authors: 
Herr, Hansjörg
Ruoff, Bea
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper 114/2019
Abstract: 
Labour market developments have Germany undergone two shocks: German reunification in the early 1990s, and the Hartz reforms in the early 2000s. They separated the German labour market into the traditional rather corporatist labour market segment, characterised by a high degree of coordination, and a new, less regulated labour market segment. The latter is characterised by low wages and precarious working conditions. A precariat living under conditions of high uncertainty developed. All these developments are mainly the result of legal changes in Germany - changes which, with respect to employment creation, were unneeded.
Subjects: 
labour markets
Germany
Hartz reforms
German unification
JEL: 
J50
J51
O11
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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