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Öst är Väst men Väst är bäst : Östtysk identitetsformering i det förenade Tyskland East is West but West is Best : East German Identity Formation in Unified Germany

Gerber, Sofi

In the German Democratic Republic (GDR) the overthrow of the socialist regime did not only bring about both an economic and political shift, it resulted also in the inclusion of the GDR into the Federal Republic of Germany. The fall of the Wall brought with it transformations in everyday life as wel...

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Why more West than East German firms export

Wagner, Joachim

Using unique new data and a recently introduced non-linear decomposition technique this paper shows that the huge difference in the propensity to export between West and East German plants is to a large part due to differences in firm size and human capital intensity.

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Why more West than East German firms export

Wagner, Joachim

Using unique new data and a recently introduced non-linear decomposition technique this paper shows that the huge difference in the propensity to export between West and East German plants is to a large part due to differences in firm size and human capital intensity.

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Weiterbildung, Arbeitszeit und Lohneinkommen

Pfeiffer, Friedhelm; Brade, Joachim

This paper analyzes the determinants, work-time and income effects of continuous vocational training in West-Germany on the basis of a 70% sample of the German Microcensus 1991 - a representative 1% cross-section sampIe of all German households. Several hypotheses about the influence of qualificatio...

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Wage structures in the private and public sectors in West Germany

Dustmann, C.; van Soest, A.

In this paper, we investigate pay structures in the private and public sectors for West Germany. We commence by describing some basic features of the public sector. We use micro-data from the German Socio-Economic Panel for the years 1984–93 to analyse developments and differences in public and priv...

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Wage convergence and inequality after unification : (East) Germany in transition

Gernandt, Johannes; Pfeiffer, Friedhelm

This paper investigates the wage convergence between East German workers and their West German counterparts after reunification. Our research is based on a comparison of three groups of workers defined as stayers, migrants and commuters to West Germany, who lived in East Germany in 1989, with groups...

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Wage Rigidities in Western Germany?

Puhani, Patrick A.

This paper investigates whether and in what sense the west German wage structure has been ?rigid? in the 1990s. To test the hypothesis that a rigid wage structure has been responsible for rising low-skilled unemployment, I propose a methodology which makes less restrictive identifying assumptions th...

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Wage Penalties for Career Interruptions : An Empirical Analysis for West Germany

Beblo, Miriam; Wolf, Elke

This paper examines the wage effects of different types of career interruptions. We consider the timing and duration of non-employment spells by exploiting an administrative data set of German social security accounts (IAB employment sample) supplemented with information on the employees’ entire wor...

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Wage Convergence and Inequality after Unification: (East) Germany in Transition

Gernandt, Johannes; Pfeiffer, Friedhelm

This paper investigates the wage convergence between East German workers and their West German counterparts after reunification. Our research is based on a comparison of three groups of workers defined as stayers, migrants and commuters to West Germany, who lived in East Germany in 1989, with groups...

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Veröffentlichungen der Internationalen Bauausstellung Berlin 1987 : Dokumentation von Forschungsberichten, Gutachten, Wettbewerbs- und Planungsunterlagen

Senatsbibliothek < Berlin, West>; Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik < Berlin, West>; Internationale Bauausstellung < 1984 - 1987, Berlin, West>
1987-01-01

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Understanding West German economic growth in the 1950s

Eichengreen, Barry; Ritschl, Albrecht

We evaluate explanations for why Germany grew so quickly in the 1950s. The recent literature has emphasized convergence, structural change and institutional shake-up while minimizing the importance of the post-war shock. We show that this shock and its consequences were more important than neoclassi...

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Understanding West German Economic Growth in the 1950s

Eichengreen, Barry; Ritschl, Albrecht

We evaluate explanations for why Germany grew so quickly in the 1950s. The recent literature has emphasized convergence, structural change and institutional shake-up while minimizing the importance of the postwar shock. We show that this shock and its consequences were more important than neoclassic...

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Threshold effects and regional economic growth - evidence from West Germany

Funke, Michael; Niebuhr, Annekatrin

We study an overlapping generations model of human capital accumulation with threshold effects using regional data for West Germany. Our basic goal is to shed light on the growth of West German regions. The paper finds that the relative income distribution appears to be stratifying into a trimodal d...

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The spatial pattern of localized R&D spillovers : an empirical investigation for Germany

Bode, Eckhardt

The present paper employs spatial econometrics techniques to discriminate empirically between various economically plausible spatial patterns of interregional knowledge spillovers between west German planning regions in the 1990s. In general, interregional spillovers are found to contribute signific...

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The issue of forced labour in the 'Onjembo' : German South West Africa 1904-1908

Gewald,J.B.

In January 1904 the 'Onjembo', the Herero-German war, broke out. During the course of seven months the Herero were driven back from their ancestral homes and lands and forced to retreat into the northeastern reaches of the then German colony of South West Africa, the present-day Republic of Namibia....

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The great General of the Kaiser

Gewald,J.B.

On the 12th of January 1904 a full-scale war broke out in what was then German South West Africa (present-day Namibia) between the Herero-speaking people of Namibia and imperial Germany. The war culminated in the issuing of the 'Vernichtungsbefehl', or extermination order, by the supreme commander o...

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The effects of short-term training measures on the individual unemployment duration in West Germany

Hujer, Reinhard; Thomsen, Stephan L.; Zeiss, Christopher

Short-term training measures are the most important intervention of German active labor market policy in terms of persons promoted. However, evidence on the impacts of programs is missing. This study analyzes the effects of these programs on the individual unemployment duration in West Germany. By a...

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The caring hand that cripples: The East Germany labour market after reunification

Snower, Dennis J.; Merkl, Christian

The East German labour market has hardly made any progress since German reunification, despite massive migration flows and support from the West. We argue that East Germany is in trouble precisely because of the support it has received. This paper explores the phenomenon of 'the caring hand that cri...

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The caring hand that cripples: The East German labor market after reunification (detailed version)

Snower, Dennis J.; Merkl, Christian

The East German labor market has hardly made any progress since German reunification, despite massive migration flows and support from the West. We argue that East Germany is in trouble precisely because of the support it has received. This paper explores the phenomenon of "the caring hand that crip...

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The caring hand that cripples: The East German labor market after reunification (detailed version)

Snower, Dennis J.; Merkl, Christian

The East German labor market has hardly made any progress since German reunification, despite massive migration flows and support from the West. We argue that East Germany is in trouble precisely because of the support it has received. This paper explores the phenomenon of "the caring hand that crip...

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The Social Logic of Bounded Partisanship in Germany: A Comparison of Veteran Citizens (West Germans), New Citizens (East Germans) and Immigrants

Zuckerman, Alan S.; Kroh, Martin

Drawing on data from the twenty year long German Socioeconomic Panel Study, we show that partisanship is bounded. Almost every West German, East German, and immigrant never supports one or both of the major parties and most people vary support for their party by claiming no partisan preference. Hard...

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The Influence of Large-Scale Airborne Particle Decline and Traffic-Related Exposure on Children’s Lung Function

Krämer, Ursula; Sugiri, Dorothea; Schikowski, Tamara; Ranft, Ulrich

Between 1991 and 2000, ambient air pollution in East Germany changed to resemble West German pollution levels: The concentration of total suspended particles (TSPs) decreased on a broad scale while traffic increased. During that time, we analyzed total lung capacity (TLC) and airway resistance (Raw)...

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The Impact of the Restructuring of the Former USSR upon the Foreign Policy of United Germany

Kindermann, G.-K.; Institute for the Economy and Society of East and Southeast Europe; University of Munich; Center for International Politics
1993-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

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The Herero genocide: German unity, settlers, soldiers, and ideas

Gewald,J.B.

Between 1904 and 1908 imperial German troops committed genocide in German South West Africa, present-day Namibia. African survivors of the war were cruelly treated, placed in camps and put to work as forced labourers. This paper addresses the question of why German soldiers and settlers committed th...

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The German Länder and the European community : towards a real federalism?

Hrbek, Rudolf

The Federal Republic of Germany is the only EC member country with a federal system. It was evident from the very beginning that EC membership might affect basic components of West German federalism: the qualitiy of the Länder as state entities at subnational level, endowed with genuine powers in ce...

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The Fall of the Soviet Union and the Future of Russo-South Korean Relations

Kim, Y.-N.; Institute for the Economy and Society of East and Southeast Europe; University of Munich; Center for International Politics
1993-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

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The Enrollment Effect of Secondary School Fees in Post-War Germany

Riphahn, Regina T.

This study utilizes the heterogeneity of the fee abolition for West German secondary schools to identify its effect on enrollment and to obtain an estimate of the price elasticity of demand for education. The analysis is based on administrative school enrollment statistics as well as on representati...

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The Effects of Short-Term Training Measures on the Individual Unemployment Duration in West Germany

Hujer, Reinhard; Thomsen, Stephan L.; Zeiss, Christopher

Short-term training measures are the most important intervention of German active labor market policy in terms of persons promoted. However, evidence on the impacts of programs is missing. This study analyzes the effects of these programs on the individual unemployment duration in West Germany. By a...

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The Economic Situation of the USSR's Successor States and Their Economic Relations with Germany

Gumpel, W.; Institute for the Economy and Society of East and Southeast Europe; University of Munich; Center for International Politics
1993-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

57

The Duration of New Job Matches in East and West Germany

Wolff, Joachim

This study compares the duration of new job matches in the east and west German labour market that formed between the start of the German Economic, Monetary and Social Union in July 1990 and December 2000. The study relies on job duration data drawn from the German Socio-economic Panel. It shows wit...

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The Covariance Structure of East and West German Incomes and its Implications for the Persistence of Poverty and Inequality

Biewen, Martin

Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP), this paper analyzes the dynamics of equivalent income in Germany in the eighties and nineties. Special emphasis is given to the separation of permanent and transitory components, the persistence of transitory shocks and their implications for ...

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The CIS and the USSR's Successor State in Asia

Lee, S.-H.; Institute for the Economy and Society of East and Southeast Europe; University of Munich; Center for International Politics
1993-01-01

German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo) (German)

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Technology and economic performance in the German economy

Siebert, Horst; Stolpe, Michael

Germany remains Europe's largest and most diversified source of new technology, but still lags in the fastest growing areas of today's high technology. After World War II, West-German technology policy sought to rebuild the institutions which had supported Germany's leadership in the high-tech indus...

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Technological change and skill obsolescence: the case of German apprenticeship training

Blechinger, Doris; Pfeiffer, Friedhelm

The paper analyses the applicability of vocational training and the earnings of apprentices using survey data from West Germany in 1979, 1985/86 and 1991/92. The applicability has decreased remarkably between 1979 and 1991/92. The objective of the analysis is a survey-data-based assessment of the Ge...

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Technological capability of foreign and West German investors in East Germany

Günther, Jutta

Like in Central East European countries and other catching-up economies, it is expected in East Germany that modern equipped foreign (West German) investors increase productivity, which in East Germany still lags clearly behind the Western part of the country and constitutes an ongoing developing pr...

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Structural Changes from the USSR to the New Successor States: The Russian and European Republics

Rahr, A.; Institute for the Economy and Society of East and Southeast Europe; University of Munich; Center for International Politics
1993-01-01

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Semiparametric Analysis of German East-West Migration Intentions Facts and Theory

Burda, Michael C.; Härdle, Wolfgang; Müller, Marlene; Werwatz, Axel

East-West migration in Germany peaked at the beginning of the 90s although the average wage gap between Eastern and Western Germany continues to average about 25%. We analyze the propensity to migrate using microdata from the German Socioeconomic Panel. Fitting a parametric Generalized Linear Model ...

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Security and Detente: the Central Issues of the Foreign Policy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Hacke, C.; Yonsei University; Institute of East and West Studies; University of Munich; Institute for Economy and Society of Eastern and Southeastern Europe
1990-01-01

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Role Perceptions, Party Cohesion and Political Attitudes of East and West German Parliamentarians. Findings from the Jena Parliamentary Survey (2003-4)

Vogel, Lars; Edinger, Michael

This article deals with similarities & differences in the orientations of East & West German MPs more than a decade after the unification of the country. Based on data from the Jena Parliamentary Survey, thus far the largest survey among German parliamentarians, carried out in 2003-4, the paper disc...

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Rising wage dispersion, after all! The German wage structure at the turn of the century

Kohn, Karsten

Using register data from the IAB employment sample, this paper studies the wage structure in the German labor market throughout the years 1992-2001. Wage dispersion has generally been rising. The increase was more pronounced in East Germany and occurred predominantly in the lower part of the wage di...

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Rising Wage Dispersion, After All ! The German Wage Structure at the Turn of the Century

Kohn, Karsten

Using register data from the IAB employment sample, this paper studies the wage structure in the German labor market throughout the years 1992{2001. Wage dispersion has generally been rising. The increase was more pronounced in East Germany and occurred predominantly in the lower part of the wage di...

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Revisiting the German wage structure

Dustmann, C.; Ludsteck, J.; Schonberg, U.

This paper shows that wage inequality in West Germany has increased over the past three decades, contrary to common perceptions. During the 1980s, the increase was concentrated at the top of the distribution; in the 1990s, it occurred at the bottom end as well. Our findings are consistent with the v...

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Regional productivity growth and investments in public infrastructure: the case of Germany

Licht, Georg; Seitz, Helmut

This paper examines whether the productivity growth in the West-German states is influenced by the provision of public infrastructure. Medium-term labour productivity growth and output growth varies a lot between German states. This differences are more pronounced during the eighties. The traditiona...

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Real and nominal wage rigidities and the rate of inflation : evidence from West German micro data

Bauer, Thomas K.; Bonin, Holger; Sunde, Uwe

The paper examines real and nominal wage rigidities. We estimate a switching regime model, in which the observed distribution of individual wage changes, computed from West German register data for 1976-1997, is generated by simultaneous processes of real, nominal or no wage rigidity, and measuremen...

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Real and Nominal Wage Rigidities and the Rate of Inflation : Evidence from West German Micro Data

Bauer, Thomas K.; Bonin, Holger; Sunde, Uwe

The paper examines real and nominal wage rigidities.We estimate a switching regime model, in which the observed distribution of individual wage changes, computed from West German register data for 1976-1997, is generated by simultaneous processes of real, nominal or no wage rigidity, and measurement...

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REVISITING THE GERMAN WAGE STRUCTURE

Dustmann, C; Ludsteck, J; Schonberg, U

This paper shows that wage inequality in West Germany has increased over the past three decades, contrary to common perceptions. During the 1980s, the increase was concentrated at the top of the distribution; in the 1990s, it occurred at the bottom end as well. Our findings are consistent with the v...

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Public Sector Sponsored Continuous Vocational Training in East Germany: Institutional Arrangements, Participants, and Results of Empirical Evaluations

Martin Eichler; Michael Lechner

Not available in German. After unification of the East and West German economies in July 1990 the public sector devoted substantial resources to train the labour force of the former centrally planned East German economy. In this paper we describe the basic trends of the rules and regulations governi...

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Public Sector Sponsored Continuous Vocational Training in East Germany : Institutional Arrangements, Participants, and Results of Empirical Evaluations

Eichler, Martin; Lechner, Michael

After unification of the East and West German economies in July 1990 the public sector devoted substantial resources to train the labour force of the former centrally planned East German economy. In this paper we describe the basic trends of the rules and regulations governing these efforts. We supp...

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Product policy and the East-West productivity gap

Görzig, Bernd; Gornig, Martin; Voshage, Ramona; Werwatz, Axel

After 20 years of transition from an economy integrated in an exchange scheme of planned economies towards an open market economy based on the ideas of competition, we ask whether East German firms succeeded in finding their place in the international division of labour. We concentrate on the questi...

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99

Political and Social Aspects of German Unification: Political Process and Voting Behavior

Bierling, S.; Institute for the Economy and Society of East and Southeast Europe; University of Munich; Center for International Politics
1993-01-01

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Political and Military Developments between the Two Koreas

Chung Min Lee; Institute for the Economy and Society of East and Southeast Europe; University of Munich; Center for International Politics
1993-01-01

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101

Phillips Curve or wage curve?: evidence from West Germany: 1980-2004

Baltagi, Badi H.; Blien, Uwe; Wolf, Katja

This paper reconsiders the West German wage curve using the employment statistics of the Federal Employment Services of Germany (Bundesanstalt für Arbeit) over the period 1980-2004. This updates the earlier study by Baltagi and Blien (1998) by 15 years for a more disaggregated 326 regions of West Ge...

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104

On the post-unification development of public and private pay in Germany

Heitmueller, Axel; Mavromaras, Kostas

German post-unification in the 1990s is a period that was marked by substantial economic change, part of which was East German wages building towards the much higher West German levels. This paper studies the public-private pay gap in the fast changing economic and political environment of the 1990s...

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New Estimates of the Duration and Risk of Unemployment for West-Germany

Wilke, Ralf A.

This paper analyzes changes in the risk of unemployment and changes in the distribution of unemployment duration for the 26 to 41 years old working population in West-Germany during the 1980ties and 1990ties. The comprehensive IAB employment subsample 1975- 1997 is used for the analysis. It contains...

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More evidence on the puzzle of interindustry wage differentials : the case of West Germany

Fels, Joachim; Gundlach, Erich

In West Germany workers with similar skills earn different wages according to the industry in which they are employed. This finding is no surprise given the institutional rigidities of the West German labor market. But the similarity of the interindustry wage structures in West Germany and in the U....

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Minimum Wages and Employment: The Case of German Unification

Heitger, Bernhard

Analysis in terms of the two-sector open economy shows that in bringing the market economy to East Germany, West Germany seems to have disregarded important fundamentals. Premature formation of a currency union led to a substantial real appreciation of the East German currency. Premature implementat...

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Migration und ihre Determinanten im ost-westdeutschen Kontext nach der Wiedervereinigung: ein Literaturüberblick

Wolff, Sascha

A main feature characterising the transition process of Eastern Germany is the scope with which east-west migration took place before, during, and after the German unification. Overall, roughly 2.77 million East Germans left their territory to migrate to the west between 1989 and 2002 (gross migrati...

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Lower wages for less hours? A simultaneous wage-hours model for Germany

Wolf, Elke

In this paper the impact of working hours on the gross hourly wage rate of West German women is analyzed. We use a simultaneous wage-hours model which takes into account the participation decision. First, our estimates show that the hourly wage rate is strongly a¤ected by the working hours. In order...

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119

Korea's External Economic Relations after the Disintegration of the Soviet Union

Jung, K.-H.; Institute for the Economy and Society of East and Southeast Europe; University of Munich; Center for International Politics
1993-01-01

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120

Job Tenure of Two Cohorts of Young German Men 1979 - 1990: An analysis of the (West-) German Employment Statistic Register Sample concerning multivariate failure times and unobserved heterogeneity

Bellmann, Lutz; Bender, Stefan; Hornsteiner, Ulrich

Based on theoretical models of job mobility this paper provides an empirical analysis of job durations in West Germany using information from two cohorts of new entrants to the labor force. We adopt an accelerated failure time model allowing for unobserved heterogeneity. Thereby we combine the gener...

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121

Job Stability Trends, Layoffs, and Transitions to Unemployment : An Empirical Analysis for West Germany

Bergemann, Annette; Mertens, Antje

This paper studies the evolution of job stability in West Germany. Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, we first show that the median elapsed tenure declined for men between 1984 and 1999. Second, estimating proportional Cox hazard models with competing risks and controls for stock sampl...

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Job Stability Trends, Layoffs and Quits An Empirical Analysis for West Germany

Bergemann, Annette; Mertens, Antje

This paper studies signs and reasons of decline of job stability in West Germany. Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel 1984-1997, we look at two measures for job stability. Based on repeated cross sectional data we first show that medium elapsed tenure declined for men. Secondly, we find ...

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125

Industry Wage Differentials Revisited: A Longitudinal Comparison of Germany and USA (1984-1996)

Haisken-DeNew, John P.; Schmidt, Christoph M.

In this paper, the inter-industry wage structure in West Germany and USA is compared using the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP), the German Mikrozensus (MZ), the American Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) and the American Current Population Survey (CPS) from 1984 to 1996. Using a sample of pr...

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127

Income inequality and job satisfaction of full-time employees in Germany

Wunder, Christoph; Schwarze, Johannes

Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (GSOEP), it is shown that income comparison with persons who are better off has a clear impact on the job satisfaction of West German full-time employees. Two contrary effects can be identified. On the one hand, there is an aversion to disadvanta...

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129

How Germany shouldered the fiscal burden of the unification

Boss, Alfred

In the process of the German unification and especially after the formal unification in October 1990, Eastern Germany was supported by West Germany by a lot of measures. The main purposes were to improve the infrastructure, to stimulate private investment and to alleviate the adjustment process for ...

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132

Has earnings inequality in Germany changed in the 1980's?

Steiner, Viktor; Wagner, Kersten

The development of the West German earnings distribution in the 1980's is analysed on the basis of both the German Socio-Economic Panel and micro-data from the Employment Register of the Federal Labour Office. We find that earnings inequality in Germany has increased very little in the 1980's, if at...

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134

Growth and exit of West German firms: an empirical investigation on the impact of liability statutes

Harhoff, Dietmar; Stahl, Konrad; Woywode, Michael

In this paper we discuss determinants of firm survival and growth in Germany within its pre-1989 boundaries. We develop our central hypotheses on the basis of a simple theoretical model describing the self-selection of heterogeneous entrepreneurs into particular legal forms, and the implications for...

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138

Gender wage gap in West Germany: how far do gender differences in human capital matter?

Lauer, Charlotte

This paper analyses the extent to which gender differences in human capital contribute to explaining the observable wage differential in favour of men and its reduction since the mid-eighties among West German full-time employees in the private sector. Based on a simple analytical framework, the ana...

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140

Firm formation and regional spillovers: evidence from Germany

Harhoff, Dietmar

This paper studies the effect of regional spillovers on the rate of firm formation in two major West German industries for the time period from 1989 to 1993. I exploit regional variations in firm formation at the county level to identify the effects of historically given industry structure and emplo...

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143

Federal Republic of Germany : spatial development and problems

International Geographical Union / National Committee of the Federal Republic of Germany
1980-01-01

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144

Estimating Wage Losses of Displaced Workers in Germany

Burda, Michael C.; Mertens, Antje

This paper investigates the effect of displacement on reemployment wages of socially insured West German workers who became unemployed in 1986. Because detailed information on the cause of job loss is unavailable, displacement status is imputed using a probit estimated on the German Socioeconomic Pa...

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147

Employment effects of work sharing: an econometric analysis for West Germany

Steiner, Viktor; Peters, Ralf-Henning

In this paper we estimate the employment effects of a reduction in weekly normal hours in West German manufacturing on the basis of an econometric models using industry panel data. We distinguish between unskilled, skilled and high-skilled workers and show that labor demand elasticities with respect...

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149

Economic Problems and Consequences of German Unification for the Western Part of Germany

Brezinski, H.; Institute for the Economy and Society of East and Southeast Europe; University of Munich; Center for International Politics
1993-01-01

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150

Economic Aspects of German Unification: Privatisation and Structural Changes in the Eastern Part of Germany

Friedrich, P.; Institute for the Economy and Society of East and Southeast Europe; University of Munich; Center for International Politics
1993-01-01

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152

East Germany’s Wage Gap a non-parametric decomposition based on establishment characteristics

Görzig, Bernd; Gornig, Martin; Werwatz, Axel

East German wages have been below the West German wage level since unification. Moreover, the East-West wage gap implied by the contractual wages specified in collective wage agreements is drifting ever further apart from the wage gap in terms of effective wages. This paper looks at the role of esta...

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153

East Germany?s Wage Gap: A non-parametric decomposition based on establishment characteristics

Görzig, Bernd; Gornig, Martin; Werwatz, Axel

East German wages have been below the West German wage level since unification. Moreover, the East-West wage gap implied by the contractual wages specified in collective wage agreements is drifting ever further apart from the wage gap in terms of effective wages. This paper looks at the role of esta...

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154

East Germany's wage gap: a non-parametric decomposition based on establishment characteristics

Görzig, Bernd; Gornig, Martin; Werwatz, Axel

East German wages have been below the West German wage level since unification. Moreover, the East-West wage gap implied by the contractual wages specified in collective wage agreements is drifting ever further apart from the wage gap in terms of effective wages. This paper looks at the role of esta...

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156

Do the Best Go West? An Analysis of the Self-Selection of Employed East-West Migrants in Germany

Brücker, Herbert; Trübswetter, Parvati

Since the inequality of earnings in East Germany has approached West German levels in the late 1990s, the standard Roy model predicts that a positive selection bias of East-West migrants should disappear. Using a switching regression model and data from the IABemployment sample, we find however that...

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157

Do the Best Go West? An Analysis of the Self-Selection of Employed East-West Migrants in Germany

Trübswetter, Parvati; Brücker, Herbert

Since the inequality of earnings in East Germany has approached West German levels in the late 1990s, the standard Roy model predicts that a positive selection bias of East-West migrants should disappear. Using a switching regression model and data from the IABemployment sample, we find however that...

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158

Disability from inflammatory bowel disease among employees in West Germany.

Sonnenberg, A

The statistics of the German social security system were used to analyse the epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in Germany and to assess its impact on disability. Patients granted disability pension for IBD were compared with a control group of patients disabled from other causes. Croh...

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Die USA und die internationale Abwicklung der DDR im Vereinigungsprozeß The USA and the German unification process

Montag, Claus

The Bush Administration supported, earlier than some West European NATO partners, the reunification of the two German states. When the crisis of the political system in East Germany escalated in 1989, the US-government tried to link the support for far-reaching democratic reforms with a rapid involv...

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162

Cost of Unification on the Korean Peninsula: A Scenario Approach

Young Sun Lee; Institute for the Economy and Society of East and Southeast Europe; University of Munich; Center for International Politics
1993-01-01

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Convergence in West German Regional Unemployment Rates

Bayer, Christian; Juessen, Falko

Differences in regional unemployment rates are often used to describe regional economic inequality. This paper asks whether changes in regional unemployment differences in West Germany are persistent over time. Understanding the persistency of regional unemployment differences helps us to asses how ...

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165

Cohort effects and the returns to education in West Germany

Boockmann, Bernhard; Steiner, Viktor

Using a Mincer-type wage function, we estimate cohort effects in the returns to education for West German workers born between 1925 and 1974. The main problem to be tackled in the specification is to separately identify cohort, experience, and possibly also age effects in the returns. For women, we ...

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Cohort effects and the returns to education in West Germany

Boockmann, Bernhard; Steiner, Viktor

Using a Mincer-type wage function, we estimate cohort effects in the returns to education for West German workers born between 1925 and 1974. The main problem to be tackled in the specification is to separately identify cohort, experience, and possibly also age effects in the returns. For women, we ...

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Censored Quantile Regressions and the Length of Unemployment Periods in West Germany

Lüdemann, Elke; Wilke, Ralf A.; Zhang, Xuan

We apply censored quantile regressions to representative German register data with more than 91,000 observations in order to determine crucial factors that influence the distribution of unemployment duration in West Germany during the 1980s and 1990s. We find that the effect of some regressors varie...

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Border effects and border regions : lessons from the German unification

Nitsch, Volker

This paper examines data on trade flows between West German Bundesländer (federal states) and East Germany to explore the effect of national borders on trade. Although the data cover only a small fraction of intra-German trade flows, I find a home bias of about factor 2.2; West German shipments to E...

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Availability of Data Concerning Studies on Health Effects of Air Pollution in East and West Europe

Krzyzanowski, M.; Germany; Federal Republic; Umweltbundesamt; Institute for Water, Soil and Air Hygiene
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Ausprägung und Ursachen geschlechtsselektiver Abwanderung aus den neuen Bundesländern

Kröhnert, Steffen

Im Zeitraum 1989 bis 2005 sind per Saldo 1,6 Millionen Menschen aus den neuen in die alten Bundesländer gezogen. Die Mehrheit dieser Binnenwanderer war zwischen 18 und 29 Jahre alt und die Mehrheit war weiblich. Als Ergebnis dieser anhaltenden geschlechtsselektiven Wanderung ist in den neuen Bundesl...

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An Evaluation of Public Sector Sponsored Continuous Vocational Training Programs in East Germany

Michael Lechner

Not available in German. This study analyses the effects of public-sector-sponsored continuous vocational training and retraining in East Germany after unification with West Germany in 1990. It presents econometric estimates of the average gains from training participation in terms of employment pro...

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A comparative analysis of East and West German labor markets before and after unification

Krueger, Alan B.; Pischke, Jörn-Steffen

This paper uses micro data to analyze the wage structures in East Germany and West Germany before and after unification. In 1988, the wage distribution in East Germany was much more compressed than in West Germany or in the U.S. Since the collapse of Communism and unification with West Germany, howe...

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Spohr-Readman, Kristina

West Germany's legal position on Baltic annexation, the question of official (West) German - Baltic relations; 1950 - 1954, Bonn, Moscow and the Baltic question, 1955 - 1961; neue ostpolitik, Helsinki, human rights and the end of the cold war.

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Spohr-Readman, Kristina

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Spohr-Readman, Kristina

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Redding, Stephen J.; Sturm, Daniel M.

This paper exploits the division of Germany after the Second World War and the reunification of East and West Germany in 1990 as a natural experiment to provide evidence for the importance of market access for economic development. In line with a standard new economic geography model, we find that, ...

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Puhani, Patrick A.

This paper investigates whether and in what sense the west German wage structure has been 'rigid' in the 1990s. To test the hypothesis that a rigid wage structure has been responsible for rising low-skilled unemployment, I propose a methodology which makes less restrictive identifying assumptions th...

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Pfalzgraf, Falco

The debate about the use of anglicisms in German has become increasingly intense since the early 1990s. At the same time, a number of organisations for the protection of the language have emerged in Germany, and investigations have shown that right-wing groups are attracted to these organisations, a...

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Hörschelmann, K.

This paper analyses how the authority of west German media workers to produce ‘truthful’ representations about unification and eastern Germany after 1989 was discursively constructed. Rather than simply assuming the superiority of western knowledge, I show that the right of western media producers t...

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Frege, Carola M.

This article compares the attitudes of east and west German workers to their union and works council. The author's research in the clothing and textile industry examines to what extent union members in east Germany have individualistic or collectivist attitudes towards the newly established institut...

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Eichengreen, Barry; Ritschl, Albrecht

We evaluate explanations for why Germany grew so quickly in the 1950s. The recent literature has emphasized convergence, structural change and institutional shake-up while minimizing the importance of the postwar shock. We show that this shock and its consequences were more important than neoclassic...

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This is a collection of papers presented at the conference «Anglo-German Linguistic Relations», held at Queen Mary, University of London in November 2007. The papers cover a wide variety of topics about the relationship between the English and German languages or relate to cultural and literary cont...

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Dieser Band enthält eine Auswahl von zehn Aufsätzen, welche auf Vorträgen basieren, die in der Sektion Language & Linguistics des Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations (CAGCR) am Queen Mary College der University of London seit Herbst 2006 gehalten wurden. Behandelt wird zunächst die Frage nach...

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20 years of German unification: evidence on income convergence and heterogeneity

Peters, Heiko; Brück, Tilman

We analyse the convergence and heterogeneity of living standards between East and West Germany since unification. Based on data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP), we compare total individual income of permanent adult residents, including retirees and the unemployed, of East and West Germa...

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20 years of German unification: evidence on income convergence and heterogeneity

Brück, Tilman; Peters, Heiko

We analyse the convergence and heterogeneity of living standards between East and West Germany since unification. Based on data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP), we compare total individual income of permanent adult residents, including retirees and the unemployed, of East and West Germa...

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20 years of German unification: evidence on income convergence and heterogeneity

Brück, Tilman; Peters, Heiko

We analyse the convergence and heterogeneity of living standards between East and West Germany since unification. Based on data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP), we compare total individual income of permanent adult residents, including retirees and the unemployed, of East and West Germa...

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20 Jahre Deutsche Einheit - ein Vergleich der west- und ostdeutschen Betriebslandschaft im Krisenjahr 2009: Ergebnisse des IAB-Betriebspanels 2009

Bechmann, Sebastian; Dahms, Vera; Fischer, Agnes; Frei, Marek; Leber, Ute

20 Jahre nach der Deutschen Einheit haben sich die Lebensverhältnisse und die wirtschaftliche Grundlage Ostdeutschlands in vielen Bereichen denen Westdeutschlands angenähert. Angesichts dieses Jahrestages und vor dem Hintergrund der sich im Herbst 2008 verschärfenden globalen Finanzkrise analyisiert...

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