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SOEPpapers 50 / 2007

The Marginal Utility of Income

In normative public economics it is crucial to know how fast the marginal utility of income declines as income increases. One needs this parameter for cost-benefit analysis, for optimal taxation and for the (Atkinson) measurement of inequality. We estimate this parameter using four large cross-sectional surveys of subjective happiness and two panel surveys. Altogether, the data cover over 50 countries ...

2007| Richard Layard, Guy Mayraz, Stephen J. Nickell
SOEPpapers 59 / 2007

Wealth and Asset Holdings of Immigrants in Germany

This paper examines the relative wealth position and the portfolio choices of immigrants in Germany. The empirical findings reveal significant differences in overall wealth and various wealth components between German natives and immigrants. Differences in real estate constitute the major part of different levels of net worth, indicating that disparities in home-ownership rates are responsible for ...

2007| Mathias Sinning
SOEPpapers 90 / 2008

Mortgage Market Maturity and Homeownership Inequality among Young Households: A Five-Country Perspective

This paper uses the newly constructed Luxembourg Wealth Study data to document cross-country variation in homeownership rates and the homeownership-income inequality among young households in Finland, Germany, Italy, the UK and the US, and relate it to cross-country differences in mortgage market maturity. We find that aside from Italy, homeownership rates and inequality in the four countries correspond ...

2008| Alena Bicakova, Eva M. Sierminska

Child Mortality, Income and Adult Height

Cambridge : National Bureau of Economic Research, 2007, 36 S.
(NBER Working Paper Series ; 12966)
| Carlos Bozzoli, Angus S. Deaton, Climent Quintana-Domeque
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Firm Wage Differentiation in Eastern Germany: A Non-parametric Analysis of the Wage Spread

In Eastern Germany, wage differentiation between firms has clearly grown, parallel to individual wage differentials. Nevertheless, the wage spread between firms is still much less than in Western Germany. In this paper, a non-parametric decomposition is used to analyze the difference between the wages spread in the two parts of Germany. Only part of the difference can be explained by different economic ...

In: Economics of Transition 16 (2008), 2, S. 273-292 | Bernd Görzig, Martin Gornig, Axel Werwatz

International Migration, Ethnicity and Economic Inequality

Bonn: IZA, 2008, 57 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 3450)
| Martin Kahanec, Klaus F. Zimmermann
SOEPpapers 115 / 2008

Examining the Gender Wealth Gap in Germany

Welfare-oriented analyses of economic outcome measures such as income and wealth generally rest on the assumption of pooled and equally shared resources among all household members. Yet the lack of individual-level data hampers the distribution of income and wealth within the ousehold context. Based on unique individual-level wealth data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), this paper challenges ...

2008| Eva M. Sierminska, Joachim R. Frick, Markus M. Grabka
SOEPpapers 112 / 2008

Soziale Unterschiede in der Lebenserwartung: Möglichkeiten auf Basis des Sozio-oekonomischen Panels

In diesem Beitrag werden Möglichkeiten zur Analyse sozialer Unterschiede in der Lebenserwartung auf Basis des Sozio-oekonomischen Panels (SOEP) dargestellt. Einleitend wird ein Überblick über verschiedene Datenquellen zur Analyse sozial differenzieller Sterblichkeit gegeben und der Forschungsstand für Deutschland zusammengefasst. Anschließend wird auf methodische Besonderheiten und Probleme des SOEP ...

2008| Lars Eric Kroll, Thomas Lampert
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Regional Income Stratification in Unified Germany Using a Gini Decomposition Approach

Using representative micro data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP), this paper delivers new insights into the development of income inequality and regional stratification in Germany after unification. This paper applies a new method for detecting social stratification by a decomposition of the Gini index that yields the obligatory between- and within-group components as well as an 'overlapping' ...

In: Regional Studies 42 (2008), 4, S. 555-577 | Joachim R. Frick, Jan Goebel
SOEPpapers 107 / 2008

Wage Convergence and Inequality after Unification: (East) Germany in Transition

This paper investigates the wage convergence between East German workers and their West German counterparts after reunification. Our research is based on a comparison of three groups of workers defined as stayers, migrants and commuters to West Germany, who lived in East Germany in 1989, with groups of West German statistical twin workers, all taken from the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). According to ...

2008| Johannes Gernandt, Friedhelm Pfeiffer
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