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dc.contributor.authorXie, Runlien_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-26T11:57:39Z-
dc.date.available2010-08-26T11:57:39Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/39341-
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the structure and evolution of consumption and consumption growth inequality. Once heterogeneous agents relate their neighbors' consumption to their own, consumption volatility and inequality are affected. The relationship predicted between the group average consumption growth and within-group growth inequality was shown as only slightly positive yet significant using survey data from the German Socio- Economic Panel (GSOEP, 1984-2005). Age and household size are crucial for withingroup inequality, as young and/or small households are more sensitive to income and consumption shocks. Large and well-educated households with unskilled jobs have shown surprisingly inferior performance in consumption growth and variance. The data also shows increases of within-group inequality directly after the reunification and the introduction of the euro.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherSFB 649, Economic Risk Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSFB 649 discussion paper 2009,035en_US
dc.subject.jelE21en_US
dc.subject.jelD91en_US
dc.subject.jelD31en_US
dc.subject.jelD64en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordconsumption inequality, consumption growth, German Socio-Economic Panel, altruismen_US
dc.subject.stwVerbraucherausgabenen_US
dc.subject.stwKonsumtheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwKonsumentenverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwKonsuminterdependenzen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Ungleichheiten_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleTrade-off between consumption growth and inequality: Theory and evidence for Germanyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn603381723en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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