Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Publications Database

West German Ideas on Employment Policy during the First Year of the ''Economic Miracle''

Volume: 47
Number: 3
Pages: 231 - 235
ISSN-Print: 0026-1386
Link External Source: Online Version
Year: 1996
Abstract: Employment policies were a concern throughout history but not always in the sense of Keynes. German neoliberals (who had anticipated Keynesian ideas around 1930) emphasised the need for productive employment in the period of growth after the war. According to the vision of a social market economy, jobs should not be only temporary, but offer lasting employment, in industries with good development prospects, and in conditions conductive to good work.