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Ochel, Wolfgang
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CESifo Working Paper 537
Social assistance in Germany reduces the incentive to work. TheU. S. Welfare to Work Programme tries to avoid such disincentives. It consists essentially of two elements: the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for employees in low wage occupations and a Workfare model. The EITC and the Workfare model as implemented in the State of Wisconsin are described andanalysed. Conclusions for welfare reform in Germany are drawn.
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