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SOEPpapers 1034 / 2019

No Evidence that Economic Inequality Moderates the Effect of Income on Generosity

A landmark study published in PNAS (Côté S, House J, Willer R, 2015, 112:15838–15843, doi:10.1073/pnas.1511536112) showed that higher income individuals are less generous than poorer individuals only if they reside in a U.S. state with comparativ

2019| Stefan C. Schmukle, Martin Korndörfer, Boris Egloff
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

The Roots of Inequality: Estimating Inequality of Opportunity from Regression Trees and Forests

21.06.2019| Paul Hufe, ifo Insititut, München
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The Impact of the German Minimum Wage on Individual Wages and Monthly Earnings

This paper evaluates the short-run impact of the introduction of a statutory minimum wage in Germany on the hourly wages and monthly earnings of workers targeted by the reform. We first provide detailed descriptive evidence of changes to the wage ...

In: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik (2019), im Ersch. [online first: 2019-06-19] | Patrick Burauel, Marco Caliendo, Markus M. Grabka, Cosima Obst, Malte Preuss, Carsten Schröder, Cortnie Shupe
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Top Incomes in Germany, 1871-2014

This study provides new evidence on top income shares in Germany from industrialization to the present. Income concentration was high in the nineteenth century, dropped sharply after WWI and during the hyperinflation years of the 1920s, then ...

In: The Journal of Economic History 79 (2019), 3, S. 669-707 | Charlotte Bartels
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The Social Integration of Lesbians, Gay Men and Bisexuals: Exploring the Role of the Municipal Context

This paper examines possible differences between lesbians, gay men and bisexuals (LGBs) compared to heterosexuals with respect to their integration into the residential neighbourhood. By means of a multi-level analysis, we examine if there is a gap .

In: Social Science Research (2019), im Ersch. [online first: 2019-07-03] | Mirjam Fischer, Matthijs Kalmijn, Stephanie Steinmetz
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

Wealth inequality in Germany, 1895-2017

(together with Thilo Albers (HU Berlin) und Moritz Schularick (Uni Bonn)) This paper provides the first long-run wealth inequality series for Germany. We combine wealth tax data, survey data, national accounts' household balance sheets, and ...

24.07.2019| Charlotte Bartels
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An Integrated Approach for a Top-Corrected Income Distribution

Household survey data provide a rich information set on income, household context and demographic variables, but tend to underreport incomes at the very top of the distribution. Administrative data like tax records offer more precise information on .

In: Journal of Economic Inequality 17 (2019), 2, S. 125-143 | Charlotte Bartels, Maria Metzing
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 ...

06.02.2019| Charlotte Bartels
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