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This paper employs the theory of equality of opportunity, described in Roemer's book (Equality of Opportunity, Harvard University Press, 1998), to compute the extent to which tax-and-transfer regimes in 11 countries equalize opportunities among citizens for income acquisition. Roughly speaking, equality of opportunity for incomes has been achieved in a country when it is the case that the distributions ...
Journal of Public Economics
87 (2003), 3/4, S. 539-565
| John E. Roemer, Rolf Aaberge, Ugo Colombino, John Fritzell, Stephen P. Jenkins, Arnaud Lefranc, Ive Marx, Marianne Page, Evert Pommer, Javier Ruiz-Castillo, Maria J. San Segundo, Torben Tranaes, Alain Trannoy, Gert G. Wagner, Ignacio Zubiri
Diskussionspapiere 367 / 2003
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
Diskussionspapiere 352 / 2003
The purpose of this paper is to obtain by combining two longitudinal perspectives a more detailed national picture of poverty in the Member States of the European Union, using the _rst four waves (1994 - 1997) of the European Community Household Panel (ECHP). In addition to this detailed consideration of the time dimension, poverty incidence, poverty gap and poverty intensity are measured. Overall, ...
2003| Birgit Kuchler, Jan Goebel
Economic Bulletin 3 / 2002
2002| Stephen P. Jenkins, Chris Schluter, Gert G. Wagner
Diskussionspapiere 271 / 2002
This article deals with income advantages derived from owner occupied housing (Imputed Rent, IR) and their impact on the personal income distribution. Following a brief description of different methods with which to calculate IR in household surveys, we conduct a cross-national comparative study based on micro-data from the British Household Panel Study (BHPS), the German Socio- Economic Panel (SOEP), ...
2002| Joachim R. Frick, Markus M. Grabka
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| Richard Hauser, Gert G. Wagner
Diskussionspapiere 288 / 2002
We examine the determinants of low income transitions using first-order Markov models that control for initial conditions effects (those found to be poor in the base year may be a nonrandom sample) and for attrition (panel retention may also be non-random). Our econometric model is a form of endogeneous switching regression, and is fitted using simulated maximum likelihood methods. The estimates, derived ...
2002| Lorenzo Cappellari, Stephen P. Jenkins
Diskussionspapiere 293 / 2002
Why do people work unpaid overtime? We show that remarkable long-term labor earnings gains are associated with unpaid overtime in West Germany. A descriptive analysis suggests that over a 10-year period workers with unpaid overtime experience on average at least a 10 percentage points higher increase in real labor earnings than their co-workers. Applying panel data models this result generally holds. ...
2002| Markus Pannenberg
Diskussionspapiere 292 / 2002
Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP), this paper analyzes the dynamics of equivalent income in Germany in the eighties and nineties. Special emphasis is given to the separation of permanent and transitory components, the persistence of transitory shocks and their implications for the persistence of poverty and income inequality. The results suggest that 52 to 69 percent of income ...
2002| Martin Biewen
Diskussionspapiere 281 / 2002
The paper uses panel data on OECD countries to assess four theories about the forces that generate social spending. The four theories are: Aid: the Welfare State is about helping the poor. Insure: the Welfare State insures the consumption of middle-class voters. Transfer: the Welfare State transfers money to politically-powerful entitled groups. Control: the Welfare State is about controlling the behavior ...
2002| Edward Castronova