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The Petersberg Declaration

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  • Zimmermann, Klaus F.

    ()
    (IZA, DIW Berlin and Bonn University)

  • Burda, Michael C.

    ()
    (Humboldt University, Berlin)

  • Konrad, Kai A.

    ()
    (Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law)

  • Schneider, Friedrich

    ()
    (University of Linz)

  • Schneider, Hilmar

    ()
    (IZA)

  • von Hagen, Jürgen

    ()
    (ZEI - Center for European Integration Studies)

  • Wagner, Gert G.

    ()
    (DIW Berlin)

Abstract

Against the background of the worldwide financial market and economic crisis, leading German economists urge policymakers to maintain the reform course in labor market policy. The experts warn not to jeopardize the clearly positive effects of the recent reform efforts. The "Petersberg Declaration" also proposes an economic orientation of German immigration legislation and an improvement of the market for social services, which has so far been dominated by voluntary work. Moreover, the welfare state should encourage risk-taking as a key factor for mobility, innovation, and growth.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Policy Papers with number 1.

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Length: 6 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2009
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Keywords: labor market; workfare; education; immigration law; welfare state;

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