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dc.contributor.authorRincke, Johannesen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchwager, Roberten_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-10-05en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-14T11:54:36Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-14T11:54:36Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/31980-
dc.description.abstractMany welfare schemes discourage low skilled individuals from working. In the same time, there is widespread support for the welfare state among the highly educated. We suggest a model which explains these seemingly contrasting observations. In our approach, intergenerational social mobility is conditional on labour market participation of the parents. Such mobility increases the supply of high skilled labour in the next generation. To protect their children from the associated fall in wages, middle class parents have an incentive to induce unemployment among low skilled parents, and therefore vote for a social transfer.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCenter for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Göttingenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCeGE Discussion Paper 48en_US
dc.subject.jelH53en_US
dc.subject.jelI38en_US
dc.subject.jelD72en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordpolitical preferencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordunemploymenten_US
dc.subject.keywordvotingen_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial mobilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordwelfare stateen_US
dc.titleSkills, social mobility, and the support for the welfare stateen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn500244294en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:cegedp:48-
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