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[This chapter introduces the idea of a basic income scheme reform for Germany. It also explains the different objectives of the doctoral thesis as well as its overall structure. The following work discusses and analyzes a new basic income scheme proposal for Germany that is implemented by a...
[This chapter critically discusses the justification of an unconditional basic income (UBI) from a normative perspective. It centers around the concept of “real freedom for all” by van Parijs (Real freedom for all. What (if anything) can justify Capitalism? Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1995)...
[This chapter provides evidence that the concept of a negative income tax (NIT) is well suited for implementing a minimum income from an economic point of view. A NIT-scheme does not only feature a guaranteed basic income for everyone but also increases the transparency of the tax-and-transfer...
[The chapter discusses a new basic income scheme proposal for Germany in order to contribute to the on-going debate concerning a reform of the income tax and the social security system. The reduction of inconsistency between the two systems and an increase of work incentives are in the focus of...
[This chapter discusses the underlying methodology how to identify and evaluate the expected effects of political reforms on the individual level. It introduces the discrete choice approach by which it is possible to simulate labor supply decisions of households in a realistic framework. The...
[This chapter covers the estimated effects of the basic income proposal in Germany. By comparing the observed labor supply of the year 2010 with the estimated labor supply values of each individual after the policy reform, it is possible to identify and quantify the fiscal effects of the reform...
[The presented work discussed and analyzed a new contribution to the on-going debate about reforming the social security system in Germany. The reform proposal focused on the idea of implementing a guaranteed basic income by introducing a negative income tax for Germany. This indicates a major...
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