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Relative Inequality and Poverty in Germany and the United States Using Alternative Equivalence Scales

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  • Richard Burkhauser

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  • Timothy Smeeding

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  • Joachim Merz

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German and US LIS data are used to compare the relative economic well-being of Germans and Americans in the 1980s. Both official and consumption-based country specific equivalence scales are used.

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  • Richard Burkhauser & Timothy Smeeding & Joachim Merz, 1994. "Relative Inequality and Poverty in Germany and the United States Using Alternative Equivalence Scales," LIS Working papers 117, LIS Cross-National Data Center in Luxembourg.
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    1. Hillringhaus, Tilman & Peichl, Andreas, 2010. "Die Messung von Armut unter Ber√ľcksichtigung regional divergierender Lebenshaltungskosten und √∂ffentlicher Leistungen," IZA Discussion Papers 5344, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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