Pressemitteilung/Press Release

Press Release of 27 August 2014

Average Income of Women Only Half That of Men

Marcin Balcerzak (Copyright)  B ro Office
Copyright: Marcin Balcerzak

The first ever gender-specific analysis of income and tax distribution in Germany has been implemented using the most recently available data on personal income tax statistics from 2007. According to its findings, the average income of women is only half that of men. This income gap is less pronounced in capital and rental income than in earned income. The total average personal income tax burden for women is lower than that of men. In the lower and middle income groups, however, the average tax burden for married women is more than twice that of married men with the same income. This effect is a result of joint taxation of married couples with full income splitting.


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