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Petersberger Erklaerung: Anstoesse fuer eine zukunftsgerichtete Arbeitsmarktpolitik

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  • Zimmermann, Klaus F.

    ()
    (IZA and University of Bonn)

  • Burda, Michael C.

    ()
    (Humboldt University Berlin)

  • von Hagen, Jürgen

    ()
    (University of Bonn)

  • Konrad, Kai A.

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    (Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance)

  • Schneider, Friedrich

    ()
    (University of Linz)

  • Wagner, Gert G.

    ()
    (DIW Berlin)

Abstract

In this paper six authors propose guidelines for German labor market policy, to overcome current discouragement and lead to a new balance of social security and individual competetiveness. Crucial aspects in this regard should be a reformed tax system based on excise instead of income taxes, and a system of incentives (vouchers) to encourage further education and individual initiative in the event of unemployment. In addition the declaration pleads for economic regulation of immigration and demands more marketability of honorary work. The welfare state should not be shattered but has to stimulate the individual to take economic risks and chances. This paper has been forwarded to a broader German public in order to influence discussion on the future course of labor market policy.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 24.

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Length: 8 pages
Date of creation: Oct 1998
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Publication status: published in: Wirtschaftsdienst, 1998, 78 (11), 652-653
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp24

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