Micro-simulation of housing benefit and structural improvement of related inducements
Project of the research programme "General Departmental Research"
In Germany, social housing policy is effected by the means of direct subsidization through the subsistence welfare system (Grundsicherung) and the housing benefit system (Wohngeld). The research project has analysed possibilities for improvement of the structural incentives of housing benefits and examined a dynamisation of housing benefit. It also looked at how to support more households with housing benefit that have an income that covers the basic needs without housing costs.