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Anmerkungen zur Mindestlohndebatte: Elastizitäten, Strukturparameter und Topfschlagen

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In diesem Beitrag weist Bernd Fitzenberger, Universität Freiburg, auf einige wirtschaftstheoretische Aspekte hin, die seiner Meinung nach in der aktuellen Debatte in Deutschland bisher nicht hinreichend beachtet wurden, und diskutiert relevante empirischen Ansätze. Er kommt zu dem Ergebnis, dass ein flächendeckender Mindestlohn kein »zielgruppenorientiertes Mittel der Armutsbekämpfung« sei. Angesichts des aktuellen Diskussionsstandes könne er der Einführung eines noch so moderaten Mindestlohns nicht zustimmen. Allerdings seien Umstände denkbar, unter denen die Einführung eines moderaten Mindestlohns sinnvoll wäre.

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  • Bernd Fitzenberger, 2008. "Anmerkungen zur Mindestlohndebatte: Elastizitäten, Strukturparameter und Topfschlagen," ifo Schnelldienst, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 61(11), pages 21-27, June.
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    Armut; Armutspolitik; Sozialstaat; Deutschland;
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    JEL classification:

    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J30 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - General

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