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Im Fokus: Altersarmut und soziales Befinden in Ost- und Westdeutschland, 1995 und 2009

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  • L. J. Zhu
  • A. Weißenborn
  • Herbert S. Buscher
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    The current contribution presents poverty indicators for West and East Germany for the years 1995 and 2009. The analysis is based on the two corresponding waves of the GSOEP. We only consider households with at least one senior citizen aged 65 or above. Furthermore, we distinguish between male and female pensioners. In the first part the weighted equivalized household income is calculated as well as various statistical measures such as the 20%- and 80%-percentile, the 80/20-ratio and the 90/10-ratio of the income distribution of senior citizen households. In an additional step we also present and discuss the main sources of income such households have. In the second part of the contribution we focus on social indicators with respect to the satisfaction with income and the current living conditions as well as the expected situation in five years. As the results show, old age poverty has increased in both parts in Germany with East German women being an exception. With respect to the future, most elder people look optimistically into the future.

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    Article provided by Halle Institute for Economic Research in its journal Wirtschaft im Wandel.

    Volume (Year): 17 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 7-8 ()
    Pages: 240-244

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    Handle: RePEc:iwh:iwhwiw:7-11-3

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