Hartz IV in Context: The German Way to Employability

Dingeldey, Irene (2005) Hartz IV in Context: The German Way to Employability. Elcano Newsletter (12). 6 p.. ISSN 1698-5184

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Abstract

Germany’s latest labour market reforms, known as Hartz IV, have come into force in 2005. In contrast with other European economies such as the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and the UK, the reunified Germany was unable to solve its severe labour market crisis during the 1990s. It was only at the end of the 1990s that Germany also started reforms and enhanced employability as a new goal of its labour market policy, thereby following the approach of its neighbours and the forecasted European employment strategy. In 2005 the latest labour market reforms came into force with Hartz IV. In order to describe the new relations between citizens and the welfare state implied by the so-called activating ‘labour market policy’, Chancellor Gerhard Schröder coined the slogan ‘Challenge and Support’. In the following analysis we will try to understand this German way towards employability.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Estudio sólo disponible en inglés
Uncontrolled Keywords: Europa
Subjects: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > COUNTRIES AND REGIONS > GERMANY.GERMANY FR
LABOUR > HUMAN RESOURCES > LABOUR MARKET.
LABOUR > HUMAN RESOURCES > EMPLOYMENT POLICY.
Divisions: Real Instituto Elcano, RIE
Depositing User: Jorge Horcas Pulido
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2012 12:58
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2012 12:58
URI: http://biblioteca.ribei.org/id/eprint/878

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