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Effiziente Entlassungen durch Sozialpläne? / Efficient Lay-Offs and Severance Payments

Helmut Neumann
Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik / Journal of Economics and Statistics
Vol. 205, No. 6 (Dezember 1988), pp. 506-518
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23810112
Page Count: 13
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Effiziente Entlassungen durch Sozialpläne? / Efficient Lay-Offs and Severance Payments
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Abstract

Entlassungen verursachen Mobilitätskosten für die Betroffenen, die in die Entscheidung des Unternehmens nicht eingehen. Das hat zur Folge, daß mehr Entlassungen ausgesprochen werden als wohlfahrtstheoretisch sinnvoll ist. Einer marktmäßigen Internalisierung stehen hohe Informations- und Kontrollkosten entgegen. Sozialpläne wirken effizienzsteigernd, weil die Unternehmen bei Entlassungen mit Abfindungszahlungen belastet werden und so die Mobilitätskosten bei ihrer Entscheidung berücksichtigen. As firms are not concerned with the mobility costs of displaced workers they tend to make too much use of dismissals. Social losses are the consequence. A contestable labour market should provide workers with compensating wage differentials, but due to insufficient information, transaction and control costs this may not appear. German „Sozialplan“ regulation, forcing firms to pay severance payments in case of mass lay-offs, is improving allocative efficiency by increasing the firm specific lay-off costs to the amount of their social costs.

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