In Deutschland sind nur wenige Personen jahrelang dauerhaft arbeitslos oder verharren in den untersten Einkommensschichten.
The introduction of the Transparency in Wage Structures Act (EntgTranspG) in 2017 in Germany aimed to enforce the principle of equal pay for women and men. The main focus was on the statistically unexplained part of the gender pay gap and the resulting view that the practical application of the equal pay principle had not been realised. The first evaluation of the law was presented in July 2019.
Using harmonized household survey data, we analyze long-run social mobility in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany, and test recent theories of multigenerational persistence of socioeconomic status.
Social inequalities are complex and multidimensional. Opinions on what makes a good life and what is fair vary widely. The same applies to social mobility, which in economic terms usually refers to the relationship between the income of parents and that of their children.
The debate on distributive justice in Germany can become very heated. When this happens, the trigger is usually inequality indicators, which generally reflect only a temporary situation.
The income prospects of young people in Germany depend to a large extent on their level of education. 31.5 per cent of those without a vocational qualification are in the lowest quintile of income distribution, while the figure for university graduates is only 7.4 per cent.
Analyses of income distribution are currently high on the agenda. Quite often the results of different studies are named in the same breath or mixed in media reports. Though it is rather difficult to reconcile the different findings without considerable explanation. Sometimes the results are even contradictory.
Demographic transformation is taking to absurd lengths the risk equalisation between young and old incorporated into Germany’s statutory health insurance system. Despite increasing average...
Whereas US-Americans are not very concerned about their large income inequalities, Germans view considerably smaller differences much more critically. This is not surprising given that Europeans tend to be considerably more pessimistic about how equal their societies actually are.
An International Comparison
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