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Zertifikat "audit berufundfamilie"

Inhaltsbereich: Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung

Persistence or transition


"The paper examines the extent of social benefits receipt during the transition to adulthood in Germany in a longitudinal perspective. Temporal patterns of short term, lasting or recurrent benefits receipt and its influencing factors are observed in the context of school-to-work-transition and family formation. In addition, the study concerns the question if young adults are at risk to develop dependency in benefits receipt. Applying hazard rate models, the analysis examines the social benefits receipt of 1171 18- to 29-year-olds over a period of observation of three years. The analysis uses a combination of survey data and German administrative register data. The results show that young adults in Germany run a considerable risk for prolonged or repeated benefits receipt once they have claimed social benefits. Longer times of benefits receipt are coupled with long-term unemployment and low qualifications, but also young parents face high risks to remain on benefits receipt. The analysis demonstrates that living with a partner does not protect young benefits recipients against prolonged financial insecurity. However, there are no indications that young adults get used to benefits receipt and develop dependency in the period of observation." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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Schels, Brigitte (2013): Persistence or transition * young adults and social benefits in Germany. In: Journal of Youth Studies, Vol. 16, No. 7, S. 881-900.