Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/158688
Authors: 
Clauss, Markus
Schnabel, Reinhold
Year of Publication: 
2008
Citation: 
[Journal:] Zeitschrift für ArbeitsmarktForschung – Journal for Labour Market Research [ISSN:] 2510-5027 [Volume:] 41 [Year:] 2008 [Issue:] 4 [Pages:] 431-446
Abstract: 
We estimate the effects of the reform of German Unemployment Insurance that replaced the wage-related Unemployment Assistance with an income maintenance Programme and stronger means testing. We model the tax-benefit system and use the Socio-Economic Panel. We estimate a discrete labour supply model and simulate the behavioural and distributional effects using the pseudo distribution method. Poverty and inequality decline overall, since households with children and low incomes gain, while those who used to earn high wages and received high unemployment transfers lose most. The behavioural responses mitigate the redistributive impact of the reform.
Subjects: 
Arbeitsmarktpolitik
Verteilungseffekte
Einkommensverteilung
soziales System
Einkommenseffekte
Sozialleistungen
Arbeitslosengeld II-Empfänger
Arbeitslosengeld II
Einkommenshöhe
Familieneinkommen
soziale Gerechtigkeit
Erwerbsbeteiligung
Beschäftigungseffekte
Umverteilung
Armutsbekämpfung
Arbeitslose
Arbeitsuchende
Arbeitsuche
Erwerbsverhalten
Document Type: 
Article

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