On the magnitude of income mobility in Germany
This 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.
|Date of creation:||Oct 2002|
|Publication status:||Published in Schmollers Jahrbuch/Journal of Applied Social Science Studies, 2003, vol. 123, no. 1, pp.15-26|
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