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Zertifikat "audit berufundfamilie"

Inhaltsbereich: Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung

Young state benefit recipients in Germany and their subjective experience of social exclusion


"In order to account for this, we use a sample of 18- to 24-year-olds, who received state benefits in January 2005. They were interviewed at the end of 2005 in the survey 'Life Circumstances and Social Security 2005 (LSS 05)' undertaken by the Institute of Employment Research in Germany. The aim of the study was to evaluate the living conditions of the benefit recipients and the effectiveness of the benefit system. For our analyses, we subsequently use a combination of objective measures of multiple deprivations and a subjective rating of the individual's sense of belonging to society. In particular, we discuss the living conditions of young benefit recipients in terms of housing, debts, consumption, education, Labor market integration and health, and examine whether the experience of multiple deprivation among young benefit recipients indeed leads to the subjective experience of social exclusion. Additionally we ask if there exist buffer mechanisms that could prevent young people who face multiple deprivations from a subjective feeling of social exclusion. For this purpose, we shall proceed as follows: the following chapter introduces the legal facts and empirical findings on young people in the German welfare system and at risk of poverty. Section three then discusses the theoretical framework and assumptions. Section four provides information about the data and methods used for this analysis. Our results are presented in section five. Section six provides a discussion of the major results, and finally section seven gives concluding remarks on the theoretical perspectives on social exclusion and for social policies." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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Bibliografische Daten

Popp, Sandra; Schels, Brigitte (2011): Young state benefit recipients in Germany and their subjective experience of social exclusion. In: H.- P. Blossfeld & D. Hofäcker Bertolini, Sonia (Hrsg.), Youth on globalised labour markets. Rising uncertainty and its effects on early employment and family lives in Europe, Opladen: Budrich, S. 287-316.