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Transformation in Ostdeutschland: Hat die Arbeitsmarktpolitik den Betroffenen geholfen?

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  • Horst Feldmann

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In order to smooth the transition from a planned to a market economy, labour market policies were applied to an unprecedented extent in East Germany. This paper analyses the effects of these policies. As it turns out, labour market policies not only were largely unsuccessful; in many cases they were even prejudicial to the unemployed as well as to regular employees.. Copyright Verein fü Socialpolitik und Blackwell Publishers Ltd 2001

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Article provided by Verein für Socialpolitik in its journal Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik.

Volume (Year): 2 (2001)
Issue (Month): 3 (08)
Pages: 259-278

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Handle: RePEc:bla:perwir:v:2:y:2001:i:3:p:259-278

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  1. Fitzenberger, Bernd & Hübler, Olaf & Kraft, Kornelius, 2008. "Flexibilisierungspotenziale bei heterogenen Arbeitsmärkten : eine Einführung (Potentials for increasing flexibility in heterogeneous labour markets : an introduction)," Zeitschrift für ArbeitsmarktForschung - Journal for Labour Market Research, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany], vol. 41(2/3), pages 95-116.
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