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Arbeitslosengeld II: Arbeitsanreize und Verteilungsgerechtigkeit


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  • Christos Koulovatianos
  • Ulrich Schmidt
  • Carsten Schröder


Um die Arbeitsanreize und die Verteilungsgerechtigkeit des Arbeitslosengeldes II (ALG II) zu analysieren, ist eine Quantifizierung des Arbeitsleides und des Wertes der Haushaltsproduktion in verschiedenen Haushaltstypen notwendig. Da diese Größen nicht direkt beobachtbar sind, verwendet die vorliegende Studie Befragungsdaten. Es zeigt sich, dass das ALG II zu zwei Grundproblemen führt: Zum einen sind die Arbeitsanreize gerade für kinderreiche Haushalte sehr gering, zum anderen werden Mehrpersonenhaushalte, insbesondere Familien mit Kindern beim ALG II finanziell benachteiligt. Um diese Probleme zu mildern, sollten Maßnahmen vorangetrieben werden, die den Lebensstandard von Familien mit Kindern im Rahmen des ALG II erhöhen und gleichzeitig die Opportunitätskosten einer Arbeitsaufnahme senken. Geeignet erscheint hier insbesondere eine Ganztagsbetreuung von Kindern mit kostenfreien Mahlzeiten.

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Paper provided by Kiel Institute for the World Economy in its series Kiel Working Papers with number 1390.

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Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2007
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Handle: RePEc:kie:kieliw:1390

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  1. Koulovatianos, Christos & Schroder, Carsten & Schmidt, Ulrich, 2005. "On the income dependence of equivalence scales," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 89(5-6), pages 967-996, June.
  2. Torben Andersen & Michael Svarer, 2007. "Flexicurity – Labour Market Performance in Denmark," CESifo Working Paper Series 2108, CESifo Group Munich.
  3. Koulovatianos, Christos & Schrder, Carsten & Schmidt, Ulrich, 2009. "Nonmarket Household Time and the Cost of Children," Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, American Statistical Association, American Statistical Association, vol. 27, pages 42-51.
  4. Bjoern Christensen, 2005. "Reservationslöhne und Arbeitslosigkeitsdauer," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Department of Statistics and Economics, Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Department of Statistics and Economics, vol. 225(3), pages 303-324, May.
  5. Boss, Alfred & Christensen, Björn & Schrader, Klaus, 2005. "Anreizprobleme bei Hartz IV: Lieber ALG II statt Arbeit?," Kiel Discussion Papers, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) 421, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
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  1. Boss, Alfred & Christensen, Björn & Schrader, Klaus, 2010. "Die Hartz IV-Falle: Wenn Arbeit nicht mehr lohnt," Kiel Discussion Papers, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) 474/475, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).


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