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dc.contributor.authorZimmermann, Klaus F.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHaisken-DeNew, John P.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBrück, Tilmanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T15:39:42Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T15:39:42Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/18149-
dc.description.abstractWe analyze the determinants of household work contracted in the German shadow economy. The German socio-economic household panel, which enumerates casual domestic employment, is used to estimate the demand for such household work. The regressors include regional wage rates, household income and several control variables for household composition. We find that the demand for household work in the shadow economy is very income elastic. This suggests that targeted wage subsidies, linked to household work agencies, would be very effective in raising the legal demand for domestic help. A wage subsidy of 50% of wage costs could thus establish up to 500,000 new jobs for previously unemployed or non-working low skilled workers. The net fiscal costs of such a scheme are about 6.200 Euro per full-time job. In addition, society benefits from more law enforcement and from a raised female labor supply, especially by highly qualified mothers.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDIW-Diskussionspapiere 387en_US
dc.subject.jelD13en_US
dc.subject.jelH24en_US
dc.subject.jelJ23en_US
dc.subject.jelK42en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordlabor demanden_US
dc.subject.keywordwage subsidyen_US
dc.subject.keywordhousehold servicesen_US
dc.subject.keywordlow skilled unemploymenten_US
dc.subject.keywordshadow economyen_US
dc.subject.keywordGSOEPen_US
dc.subject.stwHauspersonalen_US
dc.subject.stwSchwarzarbeiten_US
dc.subject.stwLohnsubventionen_US
dc.subject.stwUngelernte Arbeitskräfteen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsnachfrageen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftspolitische Wirkungsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleCreating low skilled jobs by subsidising market-contracted household worken_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn387491589en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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