On the Non-Stationarity of German Income Mobility (and Some Observations on Poverty Dynamics)
AbstractThe intra-distributional mobility of German income dynamics is analysed using GSOEP. Transition probabilities are found to be time-varying. The tested models comprise various mixed Markov chains in discrete time and a non-stationary mover-stayer model is proposed. In order to explain the observed mobility profiles, we concentrate on one important income class -the poor- instead of the entire transition matrix. Various poverty duration models are examined.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by European University Institute in its series Economics Working Papers with number eco96/35.
Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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GERMANY ; INCOME DISTRIBUTION ; POVERTY;
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