Economics

Holger Feist

Arbeit statt Sozialhilfe

Zur Reform der Grundsicherung in Deutschland

[Work Instead of Welfare. Reforming Social Assistance in Germany. By Holger Feist.]

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Published in German.
The current German system of social assistance undermines work incentives. In this book, the author investigates how they could be restored by wage or income subsidies, or by moving from a welfare to a workfare-based system which would foster the self-sufficiency of its recipients. He also examines the extent to which the U.S. welfare reform may be used as a blueprint for Germany. When this was first attempted in the Leipzig model, it resulted in vertical fiscal externalities. However, in the context of E.U. enlargement, horizontal fiscal externalities might be induced by welfare-induced migration.
The current German system of social assistance undermines work incentives. In this book, the author investigates how they could be restored by wage or income subsidies, or by moving from a welfare to a workfare-based system which would foster the self-sufficiency of its recipients. He also examines the extent to which the U.S. welfare reform may be used as a blueprint for Germany. When this was first attempted in the Leipzig model, it resulted in vertical fiscal externalities. However, in the context of E.U. enlargement, horizontal fiscal externalities might be induced by welfare-induced migration.
Authors/Editors

Holger Feist Geboren 1969; 1990 Studium der Volkswirtschaftslehre an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München; 1992 Strategic Planning Assistant bei der Siemens AG, München, Istanbul, Johannesburg; 1995 Wiss. Mitarbeiter und Manager des Center for Economic Studies der Universität München; 1999 Co-ordinating Director der CESifo GmbH, München; seit September 2000 John Foster Dulles Visiting Lecturer for International Affairs an der Princeton University.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Soziale Sicherheit — 2002, H.11, S. 488
In: Sozialer Fortschritt — Jg.50 (2001) H.9–10, S. 250f. (Prof.Stefan Sell)
In: Zeitschr.f.Bayerische Landesgesch. — Bd.66 (2003), H.1, S. 357f (Manfred Eder)
In: FAZ – Redaktion NSB — 6.August 2001, Nr.180 S. 12 (Claudia Bröll)