|Getting Out Of The Lower Income Bracket|
||Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Andreß, Dipl. Soz. Anne Krüger
The project ties in with the poverty and wealth reports from the German Trades Union Congress (DGB) and the
Deutsche Paritätische Wohlfahrtsverbandes (DPWV), which describe the number and socio-demographic structure of
individuals affected by poverty and social exclusion. However, in our case we deal with the continuing question
of whether or not, and under what conditions, these individuals can improve their circumstances. The focal point
of our research is the relationship between own initiative and institutional assistance. The following questions
will be considered:
The entire low-income bracket is taken into account. The study of the individual's behaviour is carried out with the help
of representative longitudinal data, the so-called Low-Income Panel.
- How large is the share of the circle of individuals who possess the actual possibility of exiting poverty
and social exclusion?
- What socio-demographic groups are affected and which individual and social factors support (or hinder) such an exit?
- What role is played by an individual's activities, social network and the institutional support available (Job
Centre, Social Security Office, Youth Welfare Department, etc.)?
||The project is funded by means from the Centre for Empirical Economic and Social Research and a grant from the Hans-Böckler Stiftung.
||Low-Income Panel of the Federal Ministry for Health and Social Security
- Panel Analysis
- Event History Analysis (Duration Data Analysis)