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Title:Demografie und Ungleichheit: der Einfluss von Veränderungen der Haushaltsstruktur auf die Einkommensverteilung in Deutschland PDF Logo
Authors:Peichl, Andreas
Pestel, Nico
Schneider, Hilmar
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:IZA discussion papers 4197
Abstract:In Germany, two observations can be tracked over the past 15 to 20 years: First, income inequality has constantly increased while, second, the average household size has been declining dramatically. The analysis of income distribution relies on equivalence-weighted incomes, which take into account household size. Therefore, there is an obvious link between these two developments. The aim of the paper is to quantify how the trend towards smaller households has influenced the change in income inequality. It appears that inequality would also have increased without this demographic trend. But its level would be noticeably lower than it actually is.
Subjects:Demography
income inequality
inequality decomposition
household structure
SOEP
Germany
JEL:D31
D63
I30
J11
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-20090615125
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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