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Demographischer Wandel und Bildungsausgaben: empirische Evidenz für die westdeutschen Länder

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  • Britta Baum
  • Helmut Seitz

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Der Beitrag untersucht für die Bundesrepublik Deutschland unter Verwendung eines Panel-Datensatzes für die westdeutschen Länder die Fragen, wie flexibel der Ressourceneinsatzim Bildungssystem an demographische Veränderungen - insbesondere sich verändernde Schülerzahlen - angepasst werden kann und ob es Hinweise dafür gibt, dass Verschiebungen zwischen den Altersgruppen im Zuge des demographischen Wandels Verteilungskonflikte induzieren. Es konnte festgestellt werden, dass die absoluten Bildungsausgaben nur sehr geringfügig auf die Veränderung der Bevölkerungsgruppen im bildungsrelevanten Alter reagieren. Für einen Verteilungskonflikt ließ sich nur eine schwache Evidenz finden.

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  • Britta Baum & Helmut Seitz, 2003. "Demographischer Wandel und Bildungsausgaben: empirische Evidenz für die westdeutschen Länder," Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung / Quarterly Journal of Economic Research, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research, vol. 72(2), pages 205-219.
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    1. Cattaneo, M. Alejandra & Wolter, Stefan C., 2009. "Are the elderly a threat to educational expenditures?," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 25(2), pages 225-236, June.
    2. Niklas Potrafke, 2006. "Parties Matter in Allocating Expenditures: Evidence from Germany," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 652, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
    3. Ulrich Oberndorfer & Viktor Steiner, 2006. "Generationen- oder Parteienkonflikt?: Eine empirische Analyse der deutschen Hochschulausgaben," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 603, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.

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