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Jugend auf der Verliererstraße

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  • Wolfgang Ochel

In Deutschland ist das relative verfügbare Einkommen der jungen Menschen im Vergleich mit dem Durchschnitt der OECD-Länder unterdurchschnittlich niedrig und das der älteren Menschen überdurchschnittlich hoch. Ähnlich ungünstig schneiden junge Menschen ab, legt man die Armutsrate zugrunde: Nach den Erhebungen der OECD lebten in Deutschland Mitte der neunziger Jahre 13,7% der 18- bis 25-Jährigen und 10,6% der unter 18-Jährigen, aber nur 7,9% der 51- bis 65-Jährigen und 10,4% der über 65-Jährigen in Armut, so dass die Jugend- die Altersarmut übertrifft. Verursacht wird dies hauptsächlich durch die Verteilung öffentlicher Transferleistungen auf die einzelnen Altergruppen.

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Article provided by ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich in its journal ifo Schnelldienst.

Volume (Year): 54 (2001)
Issue (Month): 10 (October)
Pages: 31-32

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Handle: RePEc:ces:ifosdt:v:54:y:2001:i:10:p:31-32
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