||Appeal to Preserve Legal First-Trimester Abortions in Unified Germany (1990)
Author Monika Maron left the GDR in 1988 and resettled in the Federal Republic. Many of her writings reveal her ongoing engagement with her homeland. This essay....
||Call to Action (1992)
Two years after German unification, eight prominent public figures – including politicians, academics, and journalists such as
Helmut Schmidt, Ernst Ulrich....
||Abortion in Unified Germany (1995)
The abortion law for united Germany was passed in 1992. Only a year later, the Federal Constitutional Court ruled that major passages of the law were unconstitutional. As a result, the law had to....
||Pluralization of Forms of Living (1995)
Since the 1960s, the federal government has presented regular reports on the status of the family in Germany. The fifth report offers an overview of household and family structures in unified Germany.....
||The Pension Problem (February 13, 1996)
The author, a regional social court judge, reflects upon the generational contract that was forged in the 1950s and criticizes its political implementation. Forty years later, he says, the privileged....
||Living Conditions in the New Federal States (January 1997)
Four years after unification, the results of a study on inequality and social policies in the former GDR showed considerable differences between the old and new federal states. Developments in the....
||Are Women the Losers of Unification? (October 1999)
On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the author – long-time editor of the periodical Deutschland Archiv – analyzes the present situation of women in the....
||Marriage NO, Civil Union YES (2001)
Despite vehement protest from the CDU/CSU, and against the vote of the FDP, the Red-Green coalition pushed through a law that aimed to end discrimination against same-sex couples. The protection....
||Focus on Youth (2002)
Since 1952, the Shell Oil Company has published regular scientific studies on the changing values of young people in Germany. The young people interviewed for this Shell Youth Study (Number 14 from....
||Retirement Age and Employment (2005)
This report by the Hans Böckler Foundation, the research institute of the Confederation of....
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