Employment Policy in Transition

The Lessons of German Integration for the Labor Market

  • Regina T. Riphahn
  • Dennis J. Snower
  • Klaus F. Zimmermann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Employment Policy in Transition: The Lessons of German Integration for the Labor Market

    1. Regina T. Riphahn, Dennis J. Snower, Klaus F. Zimmermann
      Pages 1-7
    2. Holger Bonin, Klaus F. Zimmermann
      Pages 8-30
  3. Analysis of the German Labor Market Problem

    1. Michael Burda, Michael Funke
      Pages 31-51
    2. Karl-Heinz Paqué
      Pages 52-82
    3. Axel Börsch-Supan, Peter Schmidt
      Pages 83-102
    4. Thomas Hinz, Rolf Ziegler
      Pages 103-124
    5. Johannes Schwarze, Gert G Wagner
      Pages 125-139
  4. Policy options

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 294-302

About this book


The book summarises the major lessons from the East German labor market in transition and puts them into context with the first experiences in the other transition countries. After an introduction to the subject and an overview of labor market developments in East Germany, part 1 of this volume turns to specific issues of adjustment: wage trends, business start-ups, and early retirement. Part 2 reviews the policy options available in the transformation process and their labor market implications: wage subsidies, profit sharing, invested pay, further education, and various forms of active labor market policy. The final chapter draws parallels with the experience of other transition economies.


Arbeitsmarktpolitik German Labor Market German Unification Labor Market Labor Market Policies Transition Wiedervereinigung deutscher Arbeitsmarkt

Editors and affiliations

  • Regina T. Riphahn
    • 1
  • Dennis J. Snower
    • 2
  • Klaus F. Zimmermann
    • 3
  1. 1.University of MunichMunichGermany
  2. 2.Department of Economics Birkbeck CollegeUniversity of LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)BonnGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-41166-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-56560-1
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