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dc.contributor.authorPfeiffer, Friedhelmen_US
dc.contributor.authorGernandt, Johannesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-16T14:58:58Z-
dc.date.available2009-02-16T14:58:58Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/24701-
dc.description.abstractThe paper investigates the evolution of wages and wage inequality in Germany based on samples from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) 1984 to 2005. Real gross hourly wages for prime age dependent male workers increased on average by 23 percent between 1984 and 1994 in West Germany and the wage distribution was fairly stable. Between 1994 and 2005 average wages increased by 7 percent in West Germany and 18 percent in East Germany. In this period wage inequality, measured by the ratio of the ninetieth to tenth percentile of the wage distribution, increased from 2.5 to 3.1 in West Germany and from 2.4 to 3.2 in East Germany. In West Germany rising wage inequality occurred mainly in the lower part of the wage distribution, whereas in East Germany wage inequality predominantly increased in the upper part of the wage distribution. In West Germany the group of workers with low tenure experienced higher increases in wage inequality compared to the group of workers with high tenure.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheim-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 06-019 [rev.2]en_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/24211-
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ21en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordWage Inequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordSkill Structureen_US
dc.subject.keywordReal Wagesen_US
dc.subject.keywordTenureen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommensverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwBetriebszugehörigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwQualifikationen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwAlte Bundesländeren_US
dc.subject.stwNeue Bundesländeren_US
dc.titleRising Wage Inequality in Germanyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn561221510en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:7187-
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