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  • Diskussionspapiere 214 / 2000

    Do Current Income and Annual Income Measures Provide Different Pictures of Britain's Income Distribution?

    Most UK surveys, including those used each year to derive the official UK income distribution statistics ('Households Below Average Income'), provide measures of current household income rather than annual household income, which is the measure used in most other countries. Using British Household Panel Survey data, we examine whether estimates of Britain's income distribution and its trends are sensitive ...

    2000| René Böheim, Stephen P. Jenkins
  • Diskussionspapiere 226 / 2000

    A Forgotten Issue: Distributional Effects of Day Care Subsidies in Germany

    In westlichen Industrienationen besteht heute im allgemeinen ein Konsens darüber, dass die Betreuung in Kindertageseinrichtungen öffentlich subventioniert werden sollte. Weniger Klarheit besteht jedoch über die verteilungspolitischen Effekte der öffentlichen Förderung von Kinderbetreuung. Eine solche Unkenntnis über die Verteilungseffekte der öffentlichen Förderung von Kinderbetreuung kann jedoch dazu ...

    2000| Michaela Kreyenfeld, C. Katharina Spieß, Gert G. Wagner
  • Diskussionspapiere 219 / 2000

    Estimating Welfare Indices: Household Weights and Sample Design

    2000| Frank A. Cowell, Stephen P. Jenkins
  • Diskussionspapiere 217 / 2000

    The Distribution of Income by Sectors of the Population

    I interpret the 'distribution of income by sectors of the population' to refer to the personal distribution of income, with evidence about it derived from household surveys. Section 1 outlines the links between the personal and factor income distributions, and includes a discussion of research using National Accounts data to check the quality of household survey income data. Section 2 provides a number ...

    2000| Stephen P. Jenkins
  • Diskussionspapiere 222 / 2000

    To What Extent do Fiscal Regimes Equalize Opportunities for Income Acquisition Among Citizens?

    This project 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 ten 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 ...

    2000| John E. Roemer, Rolf Aaberge, Ugo Colombino, Johan Fritzell, Stephen P. Jenkins, Ive Marx, Marianne Page, Evert Pommer, Javier Ruiz-Castillo, Maria Jesus San Segundo, Torben Tranaes, Gert G.Wagner, Ignacio Zubiri
  • Diskussionspapiere 227 / 2000

    Using Panel Data on Income Satisfaction to Estimate the Equivalence Scale Elasticity

    In this paper a new method to estimate the equivalence scale elasticity using individual panel data on income satisfaction will be developed. In contrast to other subjective approaches, the present one benefits from the fact that no direct cardinal individual welfare function has to be specified. In addition, panel data enables different scale use by the respondents to be controlled. The approach gives ...

    2000| Johannes Schwarze
  • Diskussionspapiere 229 / 2000

    Short Term Living Conditions and Long Term Prospects of Immigrant Children in Germany

    In Germany the foreign born population is made up of foreigners and so called ”ethnic Germans” who migrated from eastern European countries to Germany. While the first group is confronted with problems arising from the typical German concept of ethnicity and citizenship, the latter are entitled to a German passport immediately after crossing the border. About one half of the immigrants who entered ...

    2000| Joachim R. Frick, Gert G. Wagner
  • Nicht-referierte Aufsätze

    Immigration Policy, Assimilation of Immigrants, and Natives' Sentiments towards Immigrants: Evidence from 12 OECD Countries

    In: Swedish Economic Policy Review (2000), 7, S. 11-53 | Thomas Bauer, Magnus Lofstrom, Klaus F. Zimmermann
  • Referierte Aufsätze Web of Science

    Is Child Like Parent? Educational Attainment and Ethnic Origin

    The speed at which immigrants assimilate is the subject of debate. Human capital formation plays a major role in this discussion. We compare second generation immigrants' educational attainments to those of similarly aged natives. Evidence from German data suggests ethnicity matters: ethnic network size has a positive effect on educational attainment, and a clear pattern is exhibited between countries-of-origin ...

    In: Journal of Human Resources 35 (2000), 3, S. 550-569 | Ira N. Gang, Klaus F. Zimmermann
  • Weitere externe Aufsätze

    Public Transfers, Income Distribution, and Poverty in Germany and in the United States

    In: Richard Hauser (Ed.) , The Personal Distribution of Income in an International Perspective
    Berlin [u.a.] : Springer
    S. 176-204
    | Joachim R. Frick, Felix Büchel, Peter Krause