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dc.contributor.authorMyck, Michałen_US
dc.contributor.authorOchmann, Richarden_US
dc.contributor.authorQari, Salmaien_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-10-20en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:58:21Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:58:21Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20081114149en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35781-
dc.description.abstractThere is by now a vast number of studies which document a sharp increase in cross-sectional wage inequality during the 2000s. It is often assumed that this inequality is of a permanent nature which in turn is used as an argument calling for government intervention. We examine these claims using a fully balanced panel of full-time employed individuals in Germany from the German Socio-Economic Panel for the years 19942006. In line with previous studies, our sample shows sharply rising inequality during the 2000s. Applying covariance structure models, we calculate the fraction of permanent and transitory wage and earnings inequality. From 1994 on, permanent inequality increases continuously, peaks in 2001 and then declines in subsequent years. Interestingly the decline in the permanent fraction of inequality occurs at the time of most rapid increases in cross-sectional inequality. It seems therefore that it is primarily the temporary and not the permanent component which has driven the strong expansion of cross-sectional inequality during the 2000s in Germany.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA discussion papers |x3751en_US
dc.subject.jelC23en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordVariance decompositionen_US
dc.subject.keywordcovariance structure modelsen_US
dc.subject.keywordearnings inequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordwage dynamicsen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Ungleichheiten_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Mobilitäten_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsverhältnisen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleDynamics of earnings and hourly wages in Germanyen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn582908698en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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