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Table 1 The welfare system and short-term training programs

From: Short-term training programs for immigrants in the German welfare system: do effects differ from natives and why?

  2005 2006 2007 2008
Persons entitled to welfare benefits (avg. annual stock)a 4,981,748 5,392,166 5,276,835 5,009,656
Spending for welfare benefits (in billion Euro)b 32.8 34.7 31.5 30.2
Spending for ALMP (overall, in billion Euro)b 3.1 3.8 4.2 4.7
New participants in short-term training programsa 410,900 533,634 519,783 627,739
  1. aFigures obtained from Bundesagentur für Arbeit (2006 2007 2008 2009a).
  2. bFigures obtained from Bundesagentur für Arbeit (2009b).