"Despite the strong labour market, the share of the middle income group has not risen in Germany": Seven Questions to Markus M. Grabka

Interview of May 6, 2016

Dr. Grabka, you conducted a study of the share of middle-income group in the US and Germany. Why did you choose these two countries for your comparison?

In December 2015, the Pew Research Center in the US published findings on the development of the middle-income tier which triggered a broad public debate beyond the borders of the US. This prompted us to conduct similar analyses using comparative income concepts in Germany, too. [...]

The interview with Markus Grabka, is published in DIW Economic Bulletin 18/2016 (PDF, 98.54 KB).

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