Publications of the Project: Work Incentives, Earnings-Related Subsidies, and Employment in Low-Wage Labor Markets - Empirical Analysis and Policy Simulations for Germany 

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Diskussionspapiere 538 / 2005

State Dependence and Female Labor Supply in Germany: The Extensive and the Intensive Margin

In this paper I develop an intertemporal discrete choice model of labor supply. The framework incorporates the nonlinearities in the household budget set and accounts for state dependence in labor supply. Based on panel data for Germany (SOEP), I estimate this model using a dynamic conditional logit panel data model with random effects. The estimation results show that state dependence is significantly ...

2005| Peter Haan
Diskussionspapiere 536 / 2005

'Making Work Pay' in a Rationed Labour Market: The Mini-Job Reform in Germany

To tackle mass unemployment and increase participation rates, the German government over recent years has mainly focused on supply side strategies, including 'making work pay' policies. The 2003 Mini-Job reform introduced an extended subsidy of social security contributions for low wage workers. In this paper, we evaluate the employment effects of this reform using a behavioural tax-benefit microsimulation ...

2005| Olivier Bargain, Marco Caliendo, Peter Haan, Kristian Orsini
Diskussionspapiere 438 / 2004

Work Incentives and Labor Supply Effects of the 'Mini-Jobs Reform' in Germany

We analyze the work incentives and labor supply effects of the so-called mini-jobs reform (subsidies of social security contributions to people with low-earnings jobs) introduced in Germany in April 2003. The analysis is based on a structural labor supply model embedded in a detailed tax-benefit microsimulation model for which we use the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP). Our simulation results show ...

2004| Viktor Steiner, Katharina Wrohlich
SOEPpapers 46 / 2007

Benefit-Entitlement Effects and the Duration of Unemployment: An Ex-ante Evaluation of Recent Labour Market Reforms in Germany

We analyse benefit-entitlement effects and the likely impact of the recent reform of the unemployment compensation system on the duration of unemployment in Germany on the basis of a flexible discrete-time hazard rate model estimated on pre-reform data from the German Socioeconomic Panel. We find (i) relatively strong benefit-entitlement effects for the unemployed who are eligible to means-tested unemployment ...

2007| Hendrik Schmitz, Viktor Steiner
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Intertemporal Labor Supply and Involuntary Unemployment

We estimate a model of intertemporal male labor supply behavior which explicitly accounts for the effect of income taxation and the transfer system. Moreover, we model the demand-side driven rationing risk that prevents agents from choosing the optimal labor supply state. Our results show that elasticities derived in an unconstrained pure choice model are significantly higher compared to a model with ...

In: Empirical Economics 44 (2013), 2, S. 661-683 | Peter Haan, Arne Uhlendorff
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Evaluating the German Mini-Job Reform Using a Natural Experiment

Increasing work incentives for people with low income is a common topic in the policy debate across European countries. The 'Mini-Job' reform in Germany had a similar motivation. We carry out an ex-post evaluation to identify the short-run effects of this reform. Our identification strategy uses an exogenous variation in the interview months in the Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP), which allows us ...

In: Applied Economics 42 (2010), 19, S. 2475-2489 | Marco Caliendo, Katharina Wrohlich
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"Marginal Employment" and the Demand for Heterogeneous Labour-Elasticity Estimates from a Multi-Factor Labour Demand Model for Germany

We develop a structural multi-factor labour demand model which distinguishes between eight labour categories including marginal employment, i.e. low-paying jobs with only a few working hours and partially exempted from employee's social security contributions. Using a new panel data set for Germany, the model is estimated both for the number of workers and total working hours. For unskilled and skilled ...

In: Applied Economics Letters 17 (2010), 12, S. 1177-1182 | Ronny Freier, Viktor Steiner
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"Making Work Pay" in a Rationed Labour Market

This paper empirically analyzes the labor supply effects of two "making work pay" reforms in Germany. We provide evidence in favor of policies that distinguish between low effort and low productivity by targeting individuals with low wages rather than those with low earnings. We discuss our results more generally and with comparisons to the family-based tax credits in force in the US and the UK. For ...

In: Journal of Population Economics 23 (2010), 1, S. 323-351 | Olivier Bargain, Marco Caliendo, Peter Haan, Kristian Orsini
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The Impact of Income Taxation on the Ratio between Reservation and Market Wages and the Incentives for Labour Supply

This article extends previous research about the determinants of reservation wages by analysing the effect of progressive income taxation on the ratio between reservation and net market wages. Based on micro data for Germany Socio-Economic-Panel (SOEP) we show that joint income taxation in Germany which discriminates by marital status, has a strong and highly significant impact on the reservation/market ...

In: Applied Economics Letters 16 (2009), 9, S. 877-883 | Marco Caliendo, Ludovica Gambaro, Peter Haan
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Estimation of Multinomial Logit Models with Unobserved Heterogeneity Using Maximum Simulated Likelihood

In this paper, we suggest a Stata routine for multinomial logit models. - with unobserved heterogeneity using maximum simulated likelihood based on. - Halton sequences. The purpose of this paper is twofold. First, we describe the. - technical implementation of the estimation routine and discuss its properties. Further,. - we compare our estimation routine with the Stata program gllamm, which. - solves ...

In: The Stata Journal 6 (2006), 2, S. 229-245 | Peter Haan, Arne Uhlendorff
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