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Redesigning the Welfare State: Germany’s Current Agenda for an Activating Social Assistance (Ifo Economic Policy)

“Redesigning the Welfare State” argues that the current high level of unemployment in Germany not only creates a major challenge for the German welfare state, but is to a good extent caused by the way the country’s welfare system is designed. The authors review the public debate on labour market reforms, which has been ongoing since 2002, and discuss the first set of reforms that have been enacted since then. As the reforms carried out so far fall short of what is actually needed to increase employment and economic growth in the Eurozone’s largest economy, the authors introduce a proposal for a more fundamental redesign of the German welfare state. With comparative discussions of important elements of recent labour market reforms in the US, the UK and the rest of Europe, this book will appeal to all labour market researchers, and to those with an interest in applied work and policy advising in Germany. It will also appeal to decision makers and experts at international organisations and think tanks with a specialisation on Europe and Germany.

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Author: Hans-Werner Sinn

Editor/Translator: Hans-Werner Sinn, Christian Holzner, Wolfgang Meister,

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: New

Manufacturer: Edward Elgar Pub

Number of pages: 204

Product group: Book

Studio: Edward Elgar Pub

Publication Date: December 6, 2006

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

Pages: 204

EAN: 9781847200778

ISBN: 184720077X

ASIN: 184720077X

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Hans-Werner Sinn
Präsident des ifo Instituts a.D., Professor für Nationalökonomie und Finanzwissenschaft an der Universität München Impressum: http://www.hanswernersinn.de/de/impressum