In Deutschland sind nur wenige Personen jahrelang dauerhaft arbeitslos oder verharren in den untersten Einkommensschichten.
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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.
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An Empirical Reassessment
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