Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/129318
Authors: 
Peichl, Andreas
Ungerer, Martin
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 798
Abstract: 
The case of German reunification has been subject to extensive research on earnings inequality and labor market integration. however, little is known about the development of equality of opportunity (EOp) in East and West Germany after 1990.Using German micro data, we empirically analyze how circumstances beyond the sphere of individual control explain inequality in East and West Germany. Our results suggest that equal opportunities in Germany have grown since reunification. Interestingly, EOp is larger in East than in West Germany.
Subjects: 
equality of opportunity
earnings inequality
Germany
family background
JEL: 
D63
H2
J62
J7
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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