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Verhindert ein Mindestlohn eine Ausbeutung des Staates?

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  • Alfred Boss
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    It is argued that the German system of supporting low wage income earners by government transfers gives incentives for employers and employees to contract low wages and then to exploit the government. The paper analyses if such incentives do exist. It turns out that this is the case under specific conditions. However, minimum wages are not the adequate remedy to abolish the incentives to exploit the government

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    Paper provided by Kiel Institute for the World Economy in its series Kiel Working Papers with number 1884.

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    Length: 24 pages
    Date of creation: Dec 2013
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    Handle: RePEc:kie:kieliw:1884

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    Keywords: Minimum wages; social assistance; incentives to work; shadow economy;

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    1. Alfred Boss, 2006. "Brauchen wir einen Kombilohn?," Kiel Working Papers, Kiel Institute for the World Economy 1279, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
    2. Boss, Alfred & Elendner, Thomas, 2005. "Verstärkte Arbeitsanreize durch das Arbeitslosengeld II?," Open Access Publications from Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) 3665, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
    3. Wolfgang Meister, 2011. "Neuerungen bei Hartz IV, beim Wohngeld und bei den Lohnabzügen seit Januar 2011: Auswirkungen auf das Einkommen einzelner Haushaltstypen," Ifo Schnelldienst, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 64(09), pages 29-39, 05.
    4. Alfred Boss & Thomas Elendner, 2005. "Incentives to Work: The Case of Germany," Kiel Working Papers, Kiel Institute for the World Economy 1237, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
    5. Dominik Groll & Stefan Kooths, 2013. "Vor der Bundestagswahl: Argumente für Mindestlöhne überzeugen nicht," Wirtschaftsdienst, Springer, Springer, vol. 93(8), pages 545-551, August.
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