Centralized versus Decentralized Welfare Administration

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


In this chapter I consider the first key characteristic of Germany’s 2005 welfare reform and evaluate whether a centralized or a decentralized organization of welfare administration is more effective at integrating welfare recipients into self-sufficient employment.


Labor Market Propensity Score Welfare Reform Migration Background Centralize Agency 


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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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