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The strength of the German labour market response to the financial crisis of 2008-09 demonstrated the benefits of past labour market reforms, which raised work incentives, improved job matching and increased working hour flexibility.
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This file contains detailed country-specific information on tax and benefit systems, including in-depth descriptions of how the key national tax and benefit programmes operate, and also spreadsheets showing the resulting budget constraints for particular family situations.
Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.
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This country note provides information on latest trends in income inequalities as well as key findings from the 2011 OECD report "Divided We Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising".
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This note highlights the most pressing issues on families and children in Germany, as discussed in the OECD publication Doing Better for Families.
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This one-pager note presents key findings for Germany from Society at a Glance 2011 - OECD Social indicators. This 2011 publication also provides a special chapter on unpaid work across the OECD.
Unemployment has fallen significantly prior to the crisis, not least due to past labour market reforms, and has remained surprisingly stable during this recession – both relative to past experience and vis à vis other OECD countries.
The potential growth rate of the economy has been low for a long time and the crisis has had a further adverse impact.
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This note is taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2010.
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This “Country Chapter” provides a detailed description of tax and benefit rules in Germany in 2008 and a summary of policy trends.