Hidden unemployment in the German Democatic Republic
Author: Kurt Vogler-Ludwig
Client: Federal Ministry for Economical Affairs
Publisher: Ifo Institute
Estimate of unemployment potentials in the course of German unification
On the basis of company surveys in the GDR the analysis comes to the result that one third of employees in the GDR companies will be released under market conditions. About half of them will lose their politically or socially oriented jobs. The other half will become unemployment through the application of western production standards.