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Humankapital in der Transformation - Das Beispiel der neuen Länder

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    The human capital of a nation is highly correlated to its productivity. Thus, differences in human capital may be seen as one factor determining the productivity gap between East and West Germany. However, a disadvantage of East Germany with regard to hu-man capital only shows up as long as it concerns skills that are built up on the job, i.e., by learning by doing; even more, this disadvantage has been decreasing in the 1990's. In contrast, as long as it concerns skills that have been acquired through formal education, East Germany has a high level of human capital in comparison to West Germany. In general, the problem of East Germany’s human capital proves to be rather demand-sided. It may be due to East Germany’s low skill-intensive industry structure.

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    Paper provided by Halle Institute for Economic Research in its series IWH Discussion Papers with number 126.

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    Date of creation: Oct 2000
    Handle: RePEc:iwh:dispap:126
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