- Holger Schäfer ·
- IW-Policy Paper No. 19 ·
- 7 November 2017
Reform of the German unemployment insurance
The comfortable financial situation for unemployment insurance due to the ongoing good performance of the labour market has recently caused an increase in the number of proposals submitted to expand the range of benefits. Firstly, these proposals aim to ease access to the passive benefits of unemployment insurance by, for example, extending the basic period for receiving benefits and reducing the length of previous employment.