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Economics

Humankapital in Deutschland

Wachstum, Struktur und Nutzung der Erwerbseinkommenskapazität von 1984 bis 2006
Von Martin Werding, Robert Jäckle, Christian Holzner, Marc Piopiunik u. Ludger Wößmann

[Human Capital in Germany. Growth, Structure and Utilization of the Earnings Capacity from 1984 to 2006.]

2009. XV, 230 pages.
44,00 €
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sewn paper
ISBN 978-3-16-150063-3
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Published in German.
Building on an empirical approach suggested by Robert Haveman (University of Wisconsin, Madison) and on micro-data for Germany, researchers from the Ifo Institute for Economic Research in Munich provide calculations for long-term trends in the earnings capacity of the German population and its actual use in terms of employment.
Human capital is a core concept of current economics and also a driving force of economic growth. Still, measuring both the stock and the utilization of human capital is difficult. Building on an empirical approach suggested by Robert Haveman (University of Wisconsin, Madison) and on micro-data for Germany, researchers from the Ifo Institute for Economic Research in Munich provide calculations for long-term trends in the earnings capacity of the German population and its actual use in terms of employment. They also look into the composition of the aggregates by gender, age and education and amend the results with estimates on the household productivity of those not employed. They compare their findings with parallel observations from the United States and conclude with a number of policy implications.
Authors/Editors

Christian Holzner ist Senior researcher im Bereich 'Sozialpolitik und Arbeitsmärkte' des ifo Instituts für Wirtschaftsforschung an der Universität München.

Robert Jäckle ist Projektleiter 'Arbeitsmarkt' bei der TNS Infratest Sozialforschung GmbH in München.

Marc Piopiunik ist Junior researcher im Bereich 'Humankapital und Innovation' des ifo Institus für Wirtschaftsforschung an der Universität München.

Martin Werding ist o. Professor für Sozialpolitik und Sozialökonomie an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

Ludger Wößmann ist o. Professor für Volkswirtschaftslehre an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München und leitet den Bereich 'Humankapital und Innovation' des ifo Instituts für Wirtschaftsforschung.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Staat und Wirtschaft in Hessen — 2010, 92
In: Jahrbücher f.Nationalök.u.Statistik/Journal of Economics and Statistics — 230 (2010), S. 369–371 (Friedhelm Pfeiffer)