Training the East German Labour Force

Training the East German Labour Force

A quarter of this amount was spent on active labour market policies in East Germany, DM 7 bri for training alone. The corresponding numbers for West Germany, with a labour force nearly five times as large, are DM 10 bn for active labour ...

Author: Michael Lechner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642590092

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

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After unification large amounts of money were spent to retrain the East Germany labour force in order to ease the transition to the new market economy. This book uses microeconometric methods and individual data to evaluate the impact of these training programmes on the participants' labour market situation. It discusses the appropriate evaluation methodology as well as the effectiveness of the actual programmes for the individual participants. The empirical results suggest that the public sector sponsored training programmes were fairly ineffective. In contrast, the training organized and paid by the enterprises caused considerable earnings growings.
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Evaluating the Employment Effects of Job Creation Schemes in Germany

Evaluating the Employment Effects of Job Creation Schemes in Germany

Hujer, R., M. Caliendo, and S. L. Thomsen (2004), New Evidence on the Effects of Job Creation Schemes in Germany – A Matching Approach with Threefold Heterogeneity, ... Lechner, M. (1998), Training the East German Labour Force.

Author: Stephan Lothar Thomsen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783790819502

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

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This book analyses the employment effects of job creation schemes for participating individuals in Germany. Programs provide subsidized jobs that are additional in nature and of value for society. International evidence on their effectiveness suggests that programs should be targeted to the needs of the unemployed and should be offered early in the period of unemployment. Both questions are studied for job creation schemes in Germany.
Categories: Business & Economics

The European Labour Market

The European Labour Market

Lechner M (1998) Training the East German labour force, Physica, Heidelberg. Newell A, Pastore F (2000) Regional unemployment and industrial unemployment in Poland. IZA Discussion Paper 194. Oswald A (1997) The missing piece of the ...

Author: Floro Ernesto Caroleo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783790816808

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 341

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This book brings together up-to-date findings on the regional dimensions of European labour markets. It provides a conceptual and empirical study of the interactions between the European economy and its regions, paying particular attention to the issue of the transition of Central and Eastern European countries to a market economy. The topics analysed include: the structure of the shocks affecting employment (regional, industrial, national), the relationships between labour market efficiency and the regional distribution of unemployment, wage flexibility in EU member countries or in their regions and the role of active labour market policies in affecting the regional distribution of employment and unemployment.
Categories: Business & Economics

Recasting East Germany

Recasting East Germany

External certification and access to the internal labour market of large companies provides young people with the incentive to invest in training. small to provide sufficient in-firm training places. Innovation and technology transfer ...

Author: Chris Flockton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136324987

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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The transformation of east Germany since unification has wrought vast changes in the economy and in society and left deep scars as the types of social protection offered by the centralised socialism of the previous regime gave way to uncertainties and individualised life chances. Social Transformation in Eastern Germany investigates the deep economic and social processes which east Germany has undergone, highlighting the restructuring, the social impacts and the stresses of adjustment experienced by key social groups whose workplace and social context has been recast almost out of recognition since 1990.
Categories: Political Science

Microeconometric Evaluation of Labour Market Policies

Microeconometric Evaluation of Labour Market Policies

... West Germany to evaluate the effects of training programmes and public sector job creation on the labour market efficiency . ... ( 1998 ) use data from 35 local labour office districts to evaluate training programmes in East Germany .

Author: Marco Caliendo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540287078

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

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The evaluation of labour market and other public policies has become increasingly important in recent years. In an era of tight government budgets, a thorough analysis of these measures is imperative. This book provides a comprehensive overview and assessment of the most relevant microeconometric evaluation methods. It focuses on the popular propensity score matching method and gives extensive guidance for its implementation. In the second part of the book, this method is used to evaluate the employment effects of job creation schemes on the participating individuals in Germany. Based on a large administrative dataset of over 11,000 participants, the study allows to draw policy-relevant conclusions for the first time.
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Germany s 2005 Welfare Reform

Germany s 2005 Welfare Reform

Lechner, M. (1998): Training the East German Labour Force: Microeconometric Evaluations of Continuous Vocational Training after Unification, Studies in Contemporary Economics. Physica-Verlag, Heidelberg.

Author: Thomas Walter

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783790828702

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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In January 2005, the German government enacted a substantial reform of the welfare system, the so-called “Hartz IV reform”. This book evaluates key characteristics of the reform from a microeconometric perspective. It investigates whether a centralized or decentralized organization of welfare administration is more successful to integrate welfare recipients into employment. Moreover, it analyzes the employment effects of an intensified use of benefit sanctions and evaluates the effectiveness and efficiency of the most frequently assigned Active Labor Market Programs. The analyses have a focus on immigrants, who are highly over-represented in the German welfare system.​
Categories: Business & Economics

Leaving Unemployment for Self Employment

Leaving Unemployment for Self Employment

Heckman, J. J., R. LaLonde, and J. A. Smith (1999), The Economics and Econometrics of Active Labor Market Programs, ... Lechner, M. (1998), Training the East German Labour Force: Microeconometric Evaluations of Continuous Vocational ...

Author: Frank Reize

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783790826852

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 241

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The book presents an analysis of the transition from unemployment to self-employment and its subsidisation with the so-called "bridging allowance" in Germany. On the basis of econometric models, the determinants and the success of self-employment among former unemployed are estimated at the individual as well as at the firm level. By comparing different groups of the formerly unemployed, it becomes evident that self-employment is one successful route out of unemployment, as self-employment proves to be more stable than paid-employment. Therefore, the bridging allowance reaches its aim of regaining stable employment for the unemployed. However, this programme fails to create additional employment in the newly founded firms.
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Unemployment in Capitalist Communist and Post Communist Economies

Unemployment in Capitalist  Communist and Post Communist Economies

only 42 per cent of the West German population) were in the labour force, and 48.6 per cent of the East German labour force (but ... In 1989, the East German labour force consisted of 8.5 million persons, of whom 4.2 million were women.

Author: J. Porket

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230374225

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

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No modern economy can escape open unemployment as long as free labour and a free labour market exist. In any modern economy, there exists a tension between economic individualism and economic collectivism, but market forces cannot forever be denied. While Part 1 examines open and hidden unemployment in capitalist market economies and socialist command economies prior to 1989, Part 2 concentrates on the issue of unemployment in post-communist economies between 1989 and the end of 1993. Finally, Part 3 summarizes, re- examines, and expands on those selected dimensions of the issue of unemployment that are deemed currently to be relevant to both Western and post-communist economies. Although the book is primarily about unemployment, open as well as hidden, it also is about economic systems and their transformation and, hence, about the role of the state in the economy.
Categories: Business & Economics

Resources in Education

Resources in Education

Chapter 1 presents an overview of labor , the study objectives and results , and discussion of causality and the identification problem in ... ( MN ) ED 429 215 CE 078 463 Lechner , Michael Training the East German Labour Force .

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ISBN: PSU:000052067204

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Categories: Education

The GDR RLE German Politics

The GDR  RLE  German Politics

In 1964 only 36.4 per cent of the West German labour force were women; in the gdr women made up 44.2 per cent. ... active in the gdr were women (though this figure included those undergoing training and education or on maternity leave).

Author: David Childs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317542100

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

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Widely praised in its first edition, the second edition of The GDR was updated to cover events through the spring of 1988, examining in particular the impact of new leadership in both Bonn and Moscow and of the changing world economy on the prospects of the GDR.
Categories: Political Science