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Employment Policy in Transition: The Lessons of German Integration for the Labor Market
     

Employment Policy in Transition: The Lessons of German Integration for the Labor Market

by Regina T. Riphahn
 

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A historically unique experiment is about to enter its second decade - German unification. Early hopes for a rapid and smooth economic transformation soon turned out to be overly optimistic. Despite massive financial transfers, the political promise of a "blooming landscape" remains a vision. Actual developments have left deep scars on the labor market, and the

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A historically unique experiment is about to enter its second decade - German unification. Early hopes for a rapid and smooth economic transformation soon turned out to be overly optimistic. Despite massive financial transfers, the political promise of a "blooming landscape" remains a vision. Actual developments have left deep scars on the labor market, and the effects will be felt for decades to come. Was this outcome to be expected, perhaps even inevitable? What went wrong, and what were the available options? Or is the current state of Eastern German labor market in fact better than is commonly assumed?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642625084
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
11/20/2013
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

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