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|
Köln Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftforschung 2005
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.
- Introduction; The Rise of Non-Wage Labour Costs since 1970; Pensions; The Labour Market; Health Care; Conclusion and Prospects; References; Figure and Tables