The German spatial poverty divide
Bönke, Timm ;  Schröder, Carsten ;  ;  Universität <Berlin, Freie Universität> / Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft

Main titleThe German spatial poverty divide
Subtitlepoorly endowed or bad luck?
AuthorBönke, Timm
AuthorSchröder, Carsten
EditorUniversität <Berlin, Freie Universität> / Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft
No. of Pages33 S.
Series ; 2009/6 : Volkswirtschaftliche Reihe
KeywordsPoverty; decomposition; expenditure patterns; necessities; Oaxaca-Blinder
Classification (DDC)339 Macroeconomics and related topics
AbstractWe study inter-temporal changes in poverty for Germany from year 1978 to 2003, and we employ the bootstrap method to test for statistical significance of results. All results are decomposed by household type and region. Poverty estimates are particularly high for single parents. Most striking, however, is the poverty divide between the old and newly-formed
German Federal States, with poverty being significantly higher in the latter. We conduct a nonlinear Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition to quantify the separate contribution of regional differences in households’ characteristics to the probability of being poor.
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FU DepartmentDepartment Business and Economics
Other affiliation(s)Institut für Öffentliche Finanzen und Sozialpolitik
Year of publication2009
Type of documentBook
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