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Hartz IV and the Labour Market Miracle – Causality or Coincidence?
Thesis title in Czech: Hartz IV a zázrak pracovního trhu – Kauzalita nebo shoda náhod?
Thesis title in English: Hartz IV and the Labour Market Miracle – Causality or Coincidence?
Key words: Hartz IV, Agenda 2010, Sociální stát, Zázrak pracovního trhu, Nezaměstnanost, Relativní chudoba
English key words: Hartz IV, Agenda 2010, Welfare state, Labour market miracle, Unemployment, Relative Poverty
Academic year of topic announcement: 2019/2020
Thesis type: diploma thesis
Thesis language: angličtina
Department: Department of German and Austrian Studies (23-KNRS)
Supervisor: PhDr. Zuzana Lizcová, Ph.D.
Author: hidden - assigned by the advisor
Date of registration: 22.07.2020
Date of assignment: 22.07.2020
Date and time of defence: 21.06.2021 09:00
Venue of defence: Pekařská 16, JPEK106, 106, Malá učebna, 1.patro
Date of electronic submission:04.05.2021
Date of proceeded defence: 21.06.2021
Opponents: Dr. phil. doc. Boris Barth, M.A.
 
 
 
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Preliminary scope of work
Tato práce zkoumá dopady reformy Hartz IV na německý pracovní trh, především na snížení nezaměstnanosti. Dále zkoumá dopad této reformy na vývoj relativní chudoby.
Preliminary scope of work in English
This thesis investigates the effects of Hartz IV reform on the German labour market, especially the unemployment reduction. The topic of relative poverty development is also examined.
 
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