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The Low-Wage Sector in Germany Is Larger Than Previously Assumed

by  Markus M. Grabka and Carsten Schröder The total number of dependent employees in Germany has increased by more than four million since the financial crisis. Part of this growth took place in the low-wage sector. Analyses based on data from the Socio-Economic Panel, which in 2017 for the first time include detailed information on secondary employment, show that there were around nine

03.04.2019| Markus M. Grabka, Carsten Schröder
Research Project

The gender wage gap and the role of policy: Analyzing patterns over time, over the life cycle and across the wage distribution

The gender wage gap is a persistent and pervasive phenomenon observable in virtually all countries. It has strong implications for a society since it is one main driver of inequality in a country. Therefore, there exists an active public debate and an important academic literature that describes and quantifies the gender wage gap, analyses the reasons for this gap and discusses potential policy

Current Project| Gender Economics, Public Economics
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

The Minimum Wage and Fair Wage Perceptions

Whether workers feel they are paid fairly is an important determinant of their job satisfaction and productivity. Minimum wage laws aim for fairer wages for low-income workers. But, what are the impacts of minimum wage laws on workers’ fairness perceptions? Using survey data from German Socio-Economic Panel, we show that the introduction of minimum wage law in Germany increased the

20.02.2019| Levent Neyse, Johannes König, Carsten Schröder
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

Was Marx Right? Income Inequality, Market Concentration and Voting in late 19th Century Germany

The  recent  debate  on  the  causes  and  consequences  of  income  inequality shows striking similarity to the debate in many parts of Europe before 1914. Today and back then the focus was on the role of capital share and market concentration as a cause for rising inequality.  In this study we analyze the drivers and consequences of

06.02.2019| Charlotte Bartels
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Wage premia for skills: complementarity between cognitive and non-cognitive skills

Abstract:I present evidence on the association between individuals' cognitive abilities, personality traits, and earnings in Poland. I find that cognitive skills and certain personality traits are complements. In particular, I find that cognitive skills and emotional stability are complementary, with neurotic individuals having significantly lower returns to their cognitive skills.

30.01.2019| Marta Palcznska (Institute for Structural Research)
SOEPpapers 1052 / 2019

The Distribution of Well-Being among Europeans

We analyse the evolution of EU citizens’ living standards, considering the EU as a single country. Average living standards have improved considerably as the European integration process has unfolded. EU28 income inequality has steadily declined, mostly as a result of the macroeconomic convergence of new EU-accession countries. EU15 income inequality fell steadily until the mid-1980s, but picked

2019| Andrea Brandolini, Alfonso Rosolia
DIW Weekly Report 46/47/48 / 2019

100 Years of the Modern German Tax System: Foundation, Reforms, and Challenges

The tax and fiscal reforms headed by German finance minister Matthias Erzberger in 1919 and 1920 fundamentally reshaped German public finances. The total tax revenue as a percentage of GDP, or tax-to-GDP ratio, doubled and increased continually until the end of World War II. Since the 1950s, the tax-to-GDP ratio has remained between 22 and 24 percent of GDP most of the time. West Germany’s

2019| Stefan Bach
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Looking for the Missing Rich: Tracing the Top Tail of the Wealth Distribution

We analyse the top tail of the wealth distribution in France, Germany, and Spain using the first and second waves of the Household Finance and Consumption Survey (HFCS). Since top wealth is likely to be under-represented in household surveys, we integrate big fortunes from rich lists, estimate a Pareto distribution, and impute the missing rich. In addition to the Forbes list, we rely on national

In: International Tax and Public Finance 26 (2019), 6, S. 1234-1258 | Stefan Bach, Andreas Thiemann, Aline Zucco
DIW Weekly Report 44/45 / 2019

A Comparison of Earnings Justice throughout Europe: Widespread Approval in Germany for Income Distribution According to Need and Equity

The present study compares the perceptions of fairness of national earned incomes between the populations of Germany and the rest of Europe based on recent data from the European Social Survey (ESS). The vast majority of European respondents consider very low gross earned incomes to be unjustly low. By contrast, very high incomes are less frequently considered too high in Germany than they are in

2019| Jule Adriaans, Philipp Eisnecker, Stefan Liebig
DIW Weekly Report 34 / 2019

At Opposite Poles: How the Success of the Green Party and AfD Reflects the Geographical and Social Cleavages in Germany

German voters in the 2019 European election showed remarkable regional differences in their voting behavior. The Green Party surged in West German districts, while the AfD further consolidated its successes in East Germany. Investigating structural differences at the district level reveals that the Green party is particularly popular in economically strong, demographically young, and dynamic

2019| Christian Franz, Marcel Fratzscher, Alexander S. Kritikos
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