Ralf Jeremias' research focuses on classical political and social theory, contemporary poverty and labor relations, and religious fundamentalism. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on “Reason and Charisma: The Establishment of Political Theory in Dante and Machiavelli from Max Weber's Perspective.” He has also published articles and reviews in Contemporary Sociology and Working USA. He was an Assistant Professor (non-tenure-track) at the University of Passau in Germany and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Chicago. Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Konstanz.
GERMANY AND IRELAND UNEMPLOYMENT COMPARED, OR WHY GERMANY PROFITED FROM THE WORLD ECONOMIC CRISIS
Article first published online: 5 JUN 2012
© 2012 The Authors. WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society © 2012 Immanuel Ness and Wiley Periodicals, Inc
Volume 15, Issue 2, pages 233–265, June 2012
How to Cite
Jeremias, R. (2012), GERMANY AND IRELAND UNEMPLOYMENT COMPARED, OR WHY GERMANY PROFITED FROM THE WORLD ECONOMIC CRISIS. WorkingUSA, 15: 233–265. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-4580.2012.00386.x
- Issue published online: 5 JUN 2012
- Article first published online: 5 JUN 2012
We are currently witnessing surprising new developments in Europe: Countries like Ireland that had a low unemployment rate before the international economic crisis now have a high rate, and countries like Germany that had a high unemployment rate before the international economic crisis now have a lower rate than before. This article explains the reasons for this contrary development, thus why developments in Germany and Ireland moved in opposite directions. This means that dimensions must be found in terms of which the labor markets in Germany and Ireland fundamentally differ. These are essentially economic factors—in particular the development of cash flow—labor market policy measures and demography.