Germany - Wage and income distribution report 2016 - October 31, 2016

The Institute of Economic and Social Research (WSI) Wage and income distribution report 2016 concludes that the wage gap between rich and poor freezes. The income distribution strongly stalled in recent decades. Especially in East Germany, the mobility between income classes has declined sharply since the reunification. In order to change these tendencies several measures have to be taken: the redistribution of taxation, the reduction of long-term unemployment and the dismantling of inequalities in the education system. The plea is to develop a policy of social inclusion that transfers workers with high labour market risks into more secure and stable jobs, with decent wages. 

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