The Employment Effects of an Intensified Use of Benefit Sanctions

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


Regardless of centralization or decentralization and of internal organization, the strategical elements used by welfare agencies might make a difference for the success of labor market activation for welfare recipients. One such element might be the sanction strategy of welfare agencies, i.e. the way welfare agencies deal with benefit revocations in case of non-compliance by welfare recipients.


Labor Market Welfare Recipient Agency Level Labor Market Activation Welfare Receipt 


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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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