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Jugend auf der Verliererstraße


  • 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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  • Wolfgang Ochel, 2001. "Jugend auf der Verliererstraße," ifo Schnelldienst, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 54(10), pages 31-32, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:ces:ifosdt:v:54:y:2001:i:10:p:31-32

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    Deutschland; Jugendliche; Armut;

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    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty


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