SOEP Research: Social Inequalities and Distribution

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Weekly Report

In Germany, Younger, Better Educated Persons, and Lower Income Groups Are More Likely to Be in Favor of Unconditional Basic Income

by  Jule Adriaans, Stefan Liebig and Juergen Schupp Representative survey results have shown a stable approval rate for implementing unconditional basic income of between 45 and 52 percent in Germany since 2016/17. In European comparison, this

10.04.2019| Jule Adriaans, Stefan Liebig, Jürgen Schupp
Weekly Report

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

03.04.2019| Markus M. Grabka, Carsten Schröder
Research Project

Improvement of the research data infrastructure in the area of high-worth individuals with the Socio-Economic Panel

The lack of a register-based sampling frame on high-worth individuals in many countries challenged previous attempts to sample high-worth individuals in voluntary scientific surveys. As a result, these individuals are typically under-represented in ...

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
Weekly Report

Inequality of Earnings in Germany Generally Accepted but Low Incomes Considered Unfair

Earnings differences are a recurring topic of public discussion in Germany. Data from the long-term Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) study as well as a separate survey of German employees (LINOS) show that earnings inequalities are generally perceived as

12.09.2018| Jule Adriaans
Weekly Report

Income Distribution in Germany : Real Income on the Rise since 1991 but More People with Low Incomes

Between 1991 and 2015, the real disposable, needs-adjusted income of persons in private households in Germany rose by 15 percent on average. The majority of the population has benefited from the growth in real income, but the groups at the lower end

24.05.2018| Jan Goebel, Markus M. Grabka
Weekly Report

Upward and downward social mobility probabilities have converged for men and women

This study investigates professional social mobility, i.e., changes in one’s occupational status compared to that of their parents. It uses data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (Sozio-ökonomisches Panel, SOEP) on middle-aged, western

24.05.2018| Sandra Bohmann, Nicolas Legewie
Weekly Report

Inequality in Germany: decrease in gap for gross hourly wages since 2014, but monthly and annual wages remain on plateau

Despite the booming German labor market, wage inequality is still a relevant issue. In the present study, the authors report on the changes in wages and their distribution between 1992 and 2016. In addition to real contractual gross hourly wages, we

28.02.2018| Markus M. Grabka, Carsten Schröder
Press Release

Gross income gap has increased since reunification

The top 10% of income earners in Germany earn almost as much as the middle 40% – the top 1%’s share of national income has increased from eight to 13 percent since 1995. The share of national income belonging to the top 1% of income ...O

16.01.2018
Press Release

In Germany, approximately 1.8 million workers eligible for the minimum wage are earning less

The introduction of the minimum wage in Germany led to significant increases in wages –– However, around seven percent of eligible workers earn less than minimum wage, with the marginally employed and employees at small businesses being .

06.12.2017
Economic Bulletin

Income groups and types of employment
in Germany since 1995

This report examines how income groups and forms of employment in Germany have changed in the past two decades. Since the mid-1990s, inequality in disposable household income in Germany has generally increased. This trend was in effect until 2005. ..

14.07.2017| Christian Franz, Marcel Fratzscher, Peter Krause
Interview

"Regular employment continues to play important role": Five questions for Peter Krause and Christian Franz

Mr. Krause, you took a close look at income groups in Germany. What did you hope to accomplish? Peter Krause: We wanted to bring together two discussion threads in our study. One thread has to do with the long-term trend in inequality of household .

14.07.2017| Christian Franz, Peter Krause
Research Project

Integrating Research Infrastructure for European expertise on Inclusive Growth from data to policy (InGRID-2)

Referring to the increasingly challenging EU2020-ambitions of Inclusive Growth, the objectives of the InGRID-2 project are to advance the integration and innovation of distributed social sciences research infrastructures (RI) on ‘poverty, ...

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
Economic Bulletin

Real estate price polarization projected to increase until 2030 in Germany

Demographic projections for Germany indicate a drop in the population of many regions by 2030. This is likely to have an impact on the real estate market. Our report presents the result of a model calculation of asking prices for residential real ...

26.06.2017| Markus M. Grabka
Economic Bulletin

Real Income Rose Significantly between 1991 and 2014 on Average – First Indication of Return to Increased Income Inequality

The real disposable income of private households in Germany, accounting for inflation, rose by 12 percent between 1991 and 2014. This is what the present study based on data from the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) has shown. However, the trends varied .

03.02.2017| Jan Goebel, Markus M. Grabka
Interview

"The Gap between the rich and the poor keeps growing": seven questions for Markus M. Grabka

Mr. Grabka, the German economy has flourished in recent years. To what extent is its economic growth reflected in the growth of income? On average across the total population disposable household income after inflation has risen, but depending on .

03.02.2017| Markus M. Grabka
Research Project

Evaluating the Minimum Wage Introduction in Germany (EVA-MIN)

Innovative Knowledge Transfer and Evidence-Based EvaluationHow the new minimum wage legislation, which goes into effect on January 1, 2015, is an open question. It is thus all the more important that the effects of the new minimum wage should be ...

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
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