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dc.contributor.authorAnselmann, Christinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorKrämer, Hagen M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-06en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-11T17:18:52Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-11T17:18:52Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/59611-
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the evolution of top incomes in Germany from 1907-2007 with a special focus on past decades. A more detailed analysis of German top incomes is conducted, beginning with a review of selected income distribution measures which indicate that high incomes have played a significant role for income divergence in recent years. Based on new data it is shown that top income shares have indeed increased substantially in the recent past, a process which is mainly due to a relative rise in employment rather than capital income within the top income groups. Finally, some theories explaining high incomes of the working rich are discussed.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSOEPpapers on multidisciplinary panel data research 451en_US
dc.subject.jelD31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ30en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordtop income sharesen_US
dc.subject.keywordincome dispersionen_US
dc.subject.keywordexecutive compensationen_US
dc.titleCompleting the bathtub? The development of top incomes in Germany, 1907 - 2007en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn719045819en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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