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dc.contributor.authorBach, Stefanen_US
dc.contributor.authorCorneo, Giacomoen_US
dc.contributor.authorSteiner, Viktoren_US
dc.coverage.temporal1992-2001en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T15:47:00Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T15:47:00Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/18415-
dc.description.abstractWe analyze the distribution and concentration of market incomes in Germany in the period 1992 to 2001 on the basis of an integrated data set of individual tax returns and the German Socio-Economic Panel. The unique feature of this integrated data set is that it encompasses the whole spectrum of the population, from the very poor to the very rich. We find a modest increase in overall inequality of market incomes as measured by the Gini coefficient. However, we also document a substantial drop of median income and a remarkable income growth at the top 0.1% of the income distribution. The increase of income inequality was stronger in East Germany than in West Germany. In both regions, the income concentration process strongly benefited the economic elite, which we define as the richest 0.001% persons in the population. While the elite mainly obtains its income from business and capital, the income share that it receives in form of wage income is increasing.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDIW-Diskussionspapiere 683en_US
dc.subject.jelH24en_US
dc.subject.jelD33en_US
dc.subject.jelD31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordIncome Distributionen_US
dc.subject.keywordTop Incomesen_US
dc.subject.keywordInequalityen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommensverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftswachstumen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleFrom Bottom to Top: The Entire Distribution of Market Income in Germany, 1992 - 2001en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn527055506en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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