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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 domesticemployment, is used to estimate the demand for such household work. The regressors includeregional wage rates, household income and several control variables for householdcomposition. We find that the demand for household work in the shadow economy is veryincome elastic. This suggests that targeted wage subsidies, linked to household workagencies, would be very effective in raising the legal demand for domestic help. A wagesubsidy of 50% of wage costs could thus establish up to 500,000 new jobs for previouslyunemployed or non-working low skilled workers. The net fiscal costs of such a scheme areabout 6.200 Euro per full-time job. In addition, society benefits from more law enforcementand from a raised female labor supply, especially by highly qualified mothers.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) |cBerlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aDIW Discussion Papers |x387en_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.ppn85137591Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:diw:diwwpp:dp387en_US

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