On the magnitude of income mobility in Germany
AbstractThis paper documents the magnitude of income mobility in Germany and its distribution across different income positions, using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel. The suggested graphical approach makes it straightforward to identify the portions of the distribution that have the largest impact on aggregate indices a la Fields and Ok, and hence offers a starting point to help account for income mobility levels. It appears that most of the contribution to mobility is made by the poorest 10% of the initial distribution. Average relative income changes are much lower and generally constant for the rest of the population.
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Date of creation: Oct 2002
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Publication status: Published in Schmollers Jahrbuch/Journal of Applied Social Science Studies, 2003, vol. 123, no. 1, pp.15-26
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Income mobility ; Non-parametric regression;
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- C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
- D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
- I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2002-10-23 (All new papers)
- NEP-LAB-2002-10-23 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-LTV-2002-09-21 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
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