Germany -Increase in inequality -November 14, 2013

Analyses of personal income distribution based on data from the Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) and used in two separate studies, show that the disparity in income distribution in Germany increased noticeably in the first half of the new millennium. It decreased in the period 2006-2010. However, this decline came to a halt in 2011. The most influential forces for this development in 2011 is the anew increase in inequality of capital and labour income. Alongside, the relative poverty risk has reached a record high in 2009 with a rate of 15%. For the following two years this proportion is still rather high with about 14%. More importantly income mobility decreased since the German reunification. The chance to escape from relative poverty within a four years period has come down by 10 percentage points to only 46% in the last years.

English: http://www.boeckler.de/pdf ...  

German: http://www.diw.de/documents ...  

 

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