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Hartz IV ist tot – Es leben die Hartz-Reformen!

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  • Andrey Launov

    () (Department of Economics, Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz, Germany)

  • Klaus Wälde

    () (Department of Economics, Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz, Germany)

Abstract

Die Hartz IV Reform des Arbeitsmarktes ist eine der politisch umstrittensten Reformen, die seit der Wiedervereinigung in der Bundesrepublik durchgeführt wurden. Mit ihr werden Gefährdungen des Lebensstandards bis hin zu Armut verbunden. Gleichzeitig konnte die Bundesrepublik ihre Arbeitslosenquote über die letzten Jahre so stark senken wie fast kein anderes Land in Europa oder in anderen Ländern der OECD. Welche Rolle spielen die Hartz Reformen in dieser Erfolgsgeschichte? Andrey Launov und Klaus Wälde (2013a) zeigen, dass die Hartz IV Gesetzte de facto keinen erwähnenswerten Beitrag lieferten zur Reduktion der Arbeitslosigkeit. Gleichzeitig waren die anderen Reformen, Hartz I bis Hartz III, umso hilfreicher.

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  • Andrey Launov & Klaus Wälde, 2013. "Hartz IV ist tot – Es leben die Hartz-Reformen!," Working Papers 1308, Gutenberg School of Management and Economics, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, revised 01 Nov 2013.
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    Keywords

    employment agencies; unemployment benefits; labour market; reform; unemployment;

    JEL classification:

    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
    • J68 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Public Policy

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