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The role of inherited wealth for wealth inequality in Germany

Current Project

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Stefan Bach

Project Period

January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2025

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In this project, a top-corrected wealth distribution is estimated on the basis of the inheritance tax statistics and the SOEP. We analyze the concentration of wealth, the portfolios of the wealthy, the importance of inherited wealth, the gender inheritance gap and the gender wealth gap as well as reactions to inheritance taxation.

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