Zimmermann, Klaus F.; Burda, Michael C.; Hagen, Jürgen von; Konrad, Kai A.; Schneider, Friedrich; Wagner, Gert G.
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IZA Discussion Paper, 24
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In this paper six authors propose guidelines for German labor market
policy, to overcome current discouragement and lead to a new balance
of social security and individual competetiveness. Crucial aspects in this
regard should be a reformed tax system based on excise instead of
income taxes, and a system of incentives (vouchers) to encourage
further education and individual initiative in the event of unemployment.
In addition the declaration pleads for economic regulation of immigration
and demands more marketability of honorary work. The welfare state
should not be shattered but has to stimulate the individual to take
economic risks and chances. This paper has been forwarded to a
broader German public in order to influence discussion on the future
course of labor market policy.