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Nichtinanspruchnahme von Sozialhilfe


"Concerning German social assistance earlier studies calculate a non-take-up rate of more than 50 percent. This contradicts intuition. Using data from the low-income panel we estimate eligibility and non-take-up rate more precisely. However, avoiding simulation errors of earlier studies reduces the rate only slightly. Therefore, we estimate a multiple probit model to explain the non-take-up behavior. Significant reasons are low claims, stigma and the expectation of a short life of eligibility. Additionally, we show a significant simultaneous relation between earned income and the tendency to participate in social assistance. The sign is negative in both directions." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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Wilde, Joachim; Kubis, Alexander (2005): Nichtinanspruchnahme von Sozialhilfe * eine empirische Analyse des Unerwarteten. In: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, Vol. 225, Iss. 3, pp. 347-373.