Background for the Empirical Analyses: Institutional Details and Data

  • Thomas Walter
Part of the ZEW Economic Studies book series (ZEW, volume 46)


This chapter lays the foundations for the empirical analyses presented in chapters 3 to 6. In section 2.1, a description of the main features of the German welfare system before and after the 2005 welfare reform is provided. Section 2.2 summarizes the macroeconomic conditions in Germany during this time period and presents selected figures on the German welfare system in particular for the post-reform period. In section 2.3, the data sources used for the empirical analyses are introduced.


Unemployment Insurance Housing Cost Migration Background Welfare Recipient Labor Market Activation 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Walter
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  1. 1.Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)MannheimGermany

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