This paper, using six waves of data (1984-89) from the United States Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) and the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP), compares economic well-being using single year income, multi-year income, and wealth as measures. We find inequality to be greater in the United States than in Germany regardless of the measure used. However, the relative degree of inequality varies ...
The Review of Income and Wealth
43 (1997), 2, S. 153-171
| Richard V. Burkhauser, Joachim R. Frick, Johannes Schwarze
This paper presents the financial effects of a transition from the pay-as-you-go to a capital funded health insurance system in Germany. The focus of the following article will be on the financial need in different settings which are given by the difference of the spending for health care and the insurance contributions with an upper limit of 15% of the underlying assessment basis. Calculations made ...
123 (2003), 2, S. 265-283
| Markus M. Grabka, Hanfried H. Andersen, Klaus-Dirk Henke, Katja Borchardt
In this paper, the concept of Income Satisfaction Inequality is operationalized on the basis of individual responses to an Income Satisfaction question posed in the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP). Income satisfaction is the subjective analogue of the objective income concept and includes objective income inequality as a special case. The paper introduces a method to decompose Income Satisfaction ...
2003| Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell, Bernard M. S. van Praag