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However, immediately after World War II, the German economy was in ruins and the society had to be rebuilt from scratch. Despite the fact that much of its capital stock and infrastructure were destroyed during or after the war, what Germany had in its favour was a skilled workforce and a high technological level.
It should give the highest priority to individual rights and ensure that what can be done on the part of the individual should be done by it and not by the state.
They stressed the importance of the term "market" because after the Nazi experience they wanted an economy free of state intervention and domination.
The only state role in the German economy was to protect the competitive environment from monopolistic or oligopolistic tendencies—including its own.
The term "social" is stressed as well because West Germans wanted an economy that would not only help the wealthy but also care for the workers and others who might not prove able to cope with the strenuous competitive demands of a market economy.
The term "social" was chosen rather than "socialist" to distinguish their system from those in which the state claimed the right to direct the economy or to intervene in it. Beyond these principles of the social market economy, but linked to it, comes a more traditional German concept, that of Ordnung, which can be directly translated to mean order but which really means an economy, society, and policy that are structured but not dictatorial.
They also spoke of Ordo-Liberalismus because the essence of the concept is that this must be a freely chosen order, not a command order. By the s however, economic growth was beginning to slow down. It was only in the late s that the then-West Germany's economy finally began to grow more rapidly again.
From the positive and negative distortions generated by German reunification set in, and the West German economy began to reorient itself toward economic and political union with what had been East Germany.
The economy turned gradually and massively from its primarily West European and global orientation toward an increasingly intense concentration on the requirements and the opportunities of unification.
However, an East-West economic split remains. Although the divide is not as pronounced as it was during the early days of reunification, Western Germany retains significant advantages to their eastern counterpart. According to a census published in June, the rate of unemployment in eastern Germany today is nearly twice as high as in the west.
A report by Der Spiegel also showed that the per capita economic output in the east is only at 71 percent of the western level, with a disproportionately high share of economic output attributable to the public sector. Additionally, the economic output generated by the private economy in the east is only at 66 percent of the western level.
Furthermore, the proportion of household income derived from welfare payments is 20 percent higher in the east than in the west.
To close the gap, the eastern German economy would have to grow more rapidly than in western Germany, but precisely the opposite is the case. Germany's leading economic research institutes found the economy in eastern Germany grew by 1.
Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the population of eastern Germany has declined by almost 2 million people, as former East Germans migrate into western Germany for work; and of Germany's largest industrial companies and largest service providers, not one has its headquarters in eastern Germany.
Inthe country's unemployment rate was 5.
Like most developed economies, Germany faces significant demographic challenges for long-term growth. Its aging population as such has placed increasing pressure on its welfare system — particularly during the s, which eventually saw the government adopt a wide-ranging programme of belt-tightening reforms, called Agendaincluding the labour market reforms known as Hartz I - IV.
On January 1a new immigration law also came into effect altering the legal method of immigration to Germany.
This eased the immigration of skilled employees and academics into Germany, though the labour market remains closed for unskilled workers.
According to the United Nations Population Fund, Germany is now host to the third-highest number of international migrants worldwide.
Recently, a new Europe-wide law has also been passed, allowing high-skilled non-EU citizens easier access to work and live in Germany, after meeting certain requirements. The net migration rate in Germany is now 0.
Industry Sectors Germany is Europe's most industrialised nation, boasting major players in industries like automobile manufacturing, machinery, precision equipments, heavy automotive, technology and softwares.
Industry in Germany accounts for Services in Germany makes up a large portion of Germany's economy, contributing Germany is renowned for its highly skilled labour force and this ranks Germany third in the provision of services among exporting nations worldwide.Scale Globally The German Accelerator Tech is a growth acceleration program that supports German startups from tech related sectors to enter the U.S.
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Germany’s health care system has its origins in the “mutual aid societies” created in the early 19 th century. The German system of social benefits is based on the concept of social insurance as embodied in the principle of social solidarity.
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Market Entry in Germany >> Industry Structure. Most of the business in Germany is done by small and medium-sized companies (SME’s – called Mittelstand in Germany).
In the past, much business was done locally, and relationships with their customers were very close. The German Mining Network offers German companies, and institutions, a platform that allows rapid access to market information and direct contacts in relevant resource-rich countries.
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