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Polarisierung der Einkommen von Selbständigen? Zur Dynamik der Einkommensverteilung und der hohen Einkommen von Selbstständigen und abhängig Beschäftigten

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  • Joachim Merz

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    (LEUPHANA University Lüneburg,Department of Economic, Behaviour and Law Sciences, Research Institute on Professions (Forschungsinstitut Freie Berufe (FFB)))

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Can a polarization of the income of self-employed persons be discovered? How did the distribution of income in general and especially higher income of self-employed and employed persons develop since the nineties? These are the main questions we want to examine in this contribution. The subject of our discussion is the comparison between the situations of self-employed and the employed persons – the central groups on the labour market that have an extraordinary impact on the whole economy. Our data basis, the anonymised individual data of the Income Tax Statistic, is especially meaningful for the seldom analysed self-employed persons and people with high income. This is due to its census character and its detailed information about tax and income. We study the actual income allocation in general, for self-employed persons for employees. Then we focus on the dynamic of income allocation between 1992 and 2003 and present results on high income and income richness during time. With this comprehensive empirical background, we are capable to give an answer to the question of polarization.

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Paper provided by Research Institute on Professions (Forschungsinstitut Freie Berufe (FFB)), LEUPHANA University Lüneburg in its series FFB-Discussionpaper with number 67.

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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2006
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Handle: RePEc:leu:wpaper:67

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Keywords: income distribution; self employed; income tax statistics;

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  1. Joachim Merz & Markus Zwick, 2005. "Hohe Einkommen: Eine Verteilungsanalyse für Freie Berufe, Unternehmer und abhängig Beschäftigte mit Mikrodaten der Einkommensteuerstatistik," Schmollers Jahrbuch : Journal of Applied Social Science Studies / Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, vol. 125(2), pages 269-298.
  2. Blanchflower, D.G. & Oswald, A., 1991. "What Makes an Entrepreneur?," Economics Series Working Papers 99125, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
  3. Parker,Simon C., 2006. "The Economics of Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship," Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press, number 9780521030632, April.
  4. Merz, Joachim & Paic, Peter, 2005. "Zum Einkommen der Freien Berufe Eine Ordered Probit-Analyse ihrer Determinanten auf Basis der FFB-Onlineumfrage," MPRA Paper 5968, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Joachim Merz, 2001. "Was fehlt in der EVS ? Eine Verteilungsanalyse hoher Einkommen mit der verknüpften Einkommensteuerstatistik für Selbständige und abhängig Beschäftigte," FFB-Discussionpaper 30, Research Institute on Professions (Forschungsinstitut Freie Berufe (FFB)), LEUPHANA University Lüneburg.
  6. Joachim Merz, 2004. "Einkommens-Reichtum in Deutschland - Mikroanalytische Ergebnisse der Einkommensteuerstatistik für Selbständige und abhängig Beschäftigte," Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 5(2), pages 105-126, 05.
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  1. Georg Struch, 2012. "Eine verteilungspolitische Beurteilung aktueller Reformkonzepte zur deutschen Einkommmensbesteuerung," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Department of Statistics and Economics, vol. 232(5), pages 567-588, September.

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