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dc.contributor.authorChadi, Adrianen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-17en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-17T16:40:29Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-17T16:40:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51370-
dc.description.abstractIn the modern welfare state, people who cannot make a living usually receive financial assistance from public funds. Accordingly, the so-called social work norm against living off other people is violated, which may be the reason why the unemployed are so unhappy. If so, however, labour market concepts based on the notion of promoting low-paid jobs that are subsidised if necessary with additional payments would appear far less favourable. It could be that people are employed, but still unhappy. Using German panel data, this paper examines the relevance of the social work norm and finds a significant disutility effect of living off public funds. Although this is true for employed people as well, the results show that the individual is generally better off having a job that requires additional assistance, than having no job at all. On the other hand, such policies as the recent German labour market reforms can trigger undesired side-effects, if policy-makers ignore the issue of the social work norm.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCAWM Münsteren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCAWM discussion paper / Centrum für Angewandte Wirtschaftsforschung Münster 42en_US
dc.subject.jelI31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ38en_US
dc.subject.jelJ60en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordUnemploymenten_US
dc.subject.keywordSocial benefitsen_US
dc.subject.keywordLow-wagesen_US
dc.subject.keywordLabour market policiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordSocial normsen_US
dc.subject.keywordWell-beingen_US
dc.titleEmployed but still unhappy? On the relevance of the social work normen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn672467062en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:cawmdp:42-
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