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Germany: Ambivalent Activation

Jochen Clasen and Alexander Goerne

in Activation or Workfare? Governance and the Neo-Liberal Convergence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199773589
eISBN:
9780190248314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773589.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter discusses the key traits of reforms to German minimum income protection (2005–2012), focusing on the 2005 “Hartz IV” reform and policy responses to the economic crisis. Reforms during ... More


Rushing towards employability-centred activation: the ‘Hartz reforms’ in Germany

Dirk Jacobi and Katrin Mohr

in Making it personal: Individualising activation services in the EU

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347978
eISBN:
9781447302735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347978.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter describes the basic principles that support the new approach to activation in Germany. The discussion examines the individualised measures and services that form a relevant part of the ... More


Germany’s Labour Market Policies: How the Sick Man of Europe Performed a Second Economic Miracle

Florian Spohr

in Great Policy Successes

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198843719
eISBN:
9780191879432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843719.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Germany has become one of the most competitive economies in the world. Only a decade and a half ago it was widely derided as stagnant, and ridden by political paralysis in reforming its labour market ... More


The German exception: welfare protectionism instead of retrenchment

Werner Eichhorst and Anke Hassel

in Labour Market Policies in the Era of Pervasive Austerity: A European Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447335863
eISBN:
9781447335900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447335863.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This paper assesses the existence and the extent of austerity–oriented policies in Germany in the aftermath of the 2008–9 recession. In contrast to the intensive phase of labour market and welfare ... More


Employment Services: Three Marketization Stories

Ian Greer, Karen Breidahl, Matthias Knuth, and Flemming Larsen

in The Marketization of Employment Services: The Dilemmas of Europe's Work-first Welfare States

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198785446
eISBN:
9780191827365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785446.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

Denmark, Germany, and Britain have marketized their employment services in different ways. This chapter introduces the tasks involved in moving jobless people into, or closer to, paid work ... More


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