Export to your Reference Manger

Please Copy & Paste



Bookmark and Share

Activation policies in Germany: from status protection to basic income support

Aktivierungspolitik in Deutschland : von der Statussicherung zur Grundsicherung
[working paper]

Konle-Seidl, Regina; Eichhorst, Werner; Grienberger-Zingerle, Maria

fulltextDownloadDownload full text

(692 KByte)

Citation Suggestion

Please use the following Persistent Identifier (PID) to cite this document:http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-319815

Further Details
Corporate Editor Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung der Bundesagentur für Arbeit (IAB)
Abstract "This paper provides an overview of the sequential shift towards activating labour market and social policy in Germany. It not only shows the changes in the instruments of active and passives labour market policies but also analyzes the implications of this change for the political economy, the governance and the legal structure of a 'Bismarckian' welfare state. Our study points at the changes in Germany's status- and occupation-oriented unemployment benefit regime that has been relinquished for a larger share of dependent population. Unemployment insurance benefit duration is shorter now and newly created basic income support for needy persons is not earnings-related anymore. Pressure on unemployed to take up jobs has increased considerably while more persons than before have access to employment assistance. The paper also aims at a preliminary assessment of the effects of activating labour market policy on labour market as well as social outcomes and sets out probable paths of future adaptation." (author's abstract)
Keywords labor market policy; social policy; reform policy; Hartz-Reform; activating labor market policy; activation; welfare state; unemployment compensation; social benefits; insurance claim; receipt of benefits; transfer payments; basic income; target group; Arbeitslosengeld II; occupational invalidity; sanction; unemployed person; subsistence level; employment agency; employment service; results measurement; public expenditures; poverty; Federal Republic of Germany
Classification Labor Market Policy; Social Security
Method applied research; descriptive study; evaluation
Document language English
Publication Year 2007
City Nürnberg
Page/Pages 69 p.
Series IAB Discussion Paper: Beiträge zum wissenschaftlichen Dialog aus dem Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung, 06/2007
Status Published Version
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
data provider This metadata entry was indexed by the Special Subject Collection Social Sciences, USB Cologne