Employment Regulation and Labor Market Policy in Germany, 1991-2005

62 Pages Posted: 12 Jan 2007

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Bernhard Ebbinghaus

University of Mannheim - Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES); University of Mannheim

Werner Eichhorst

Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Abstract

The paper provides an overview of institutional provisions and reforms regarding employment protection, active and passive labor market policies in Germany as well as of actors' responsibilities in these areas. It covers the period between the early 1990s and the most recent Hartz reforms. Empirical data on labor market outcomes with respect to the levels and structures of both employment and unemployment complements this study.

Keywords: employment protection, active labor market policy, unemployment insurance, Germany

JEL Classification: J60, J68

Suggested Citation

Ebbinghaus, Bernhard and Eichhorst, Werner, Employment Regulation and Labor Market Policy in Germany, 1991-2005. IZA Discussion Paper No. 2505, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=955839

Bernhard Ebbinghaus

University of Mannheim - Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) ( email )

D-68131 Mannheim
Germany

University of Mannheim ( email )

Universitaetsbibliothek Mannheim
Zeitschriftenabteilung
Mannheim, 68131
Germany

Werner Eichhorst (Contact Author)

Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) ( email )

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

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