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Trh práce v nových spolkových zemích Německa
[Labour market in new federal states of Germany]

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  • Václav Lerch

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The situation on the labour market in East Germany is difficult since the beginning of economic transition in the early 90's. The reasons for such a situation are complex. The implementation of single currency, the collapse of East Germany's foreign trade, the privatization method and high wages should be mentioned above all. The macroeconomic reasons for the persistently high unemployment rate are supported by microeconomic reasons, too. The unification of Germany was not perceived as a unique chance to reform the outdated German labour market. Active labour market policy measures known from the old Federal Republic of Germany were not as effective as expected.

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  • Václav Lerch, 2005. "Trh práce v nových spolkových zemích Německa
    [Labour market in new federal states of Germany]
    ," Politická ekonomie, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2005(2).
  • Handle: RePEc:prg:jnlpol:v:2005:y:2005:i:2:id:504
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    Keywords

    labour market; transition; East Germany; unemployment rate; labour participation;

    JEL classification:

    • J00 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - General
    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • J60 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - General
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers

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