Background for the Empirical Analyses: Institutional Details and Data
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.
KeywordsUnemployment Insurance Housing Cost Migration Background Welfare Recipient Labor Market Activation
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