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Economic Reform and the Political Economy of the German Welfare State

The key to economic reform in Germany is a significant reduction in the high costs of labour.The main factor driving up German labour costs is the funding of the extensive German welfare state through social insurance contributions that in effect operate like payroll taxes on employment. The... Full description

1st Person: Streeck, Wolfgang
Additional Persons: Trampusch, Christine
Type of Publication: Paper
Published: Köln Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftforschung 2005
Series: MPIfG Working Paper ; Vol. 05/2
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Neue Quelle: In: German Politics 14(2), 2005, 174–195.
Neue Quelle: In: K. Dyson, & S. Padgett (Eds.), The Politics of Economic Reform in Germany (pp. 60-81). London: Routledge.
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