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Redistribution and insurance in the German welfare state
Bartels, Charlotte ;  Universität <Berlin, Freie Universität> / Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft

HaupttitelRedistribution and insurance in the German welfare state
AutorBartels, Charlotte
Institution/KörperschaftUniversität <Berlin, Freie Universität> / Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft
Seitenzahl30 S.
Schriftenreihe Discussion paper / School of Business & Economics ; 2011/25 : Economics
Freie SchlagwörterLong-term income inequality; Income redistribution; Social security
DDC336 Öffentliches Finanzwesen
ZusammenfassungWelfare states redistribute both between individuals (inter-individual
redistribution) reducing annual, cross-sectional inequality and over the lifecycle
of an individual (intra-individual redistribution) insuring individuals
against income risks in the long-term. But studies measuring redistribution
often focus on a one-year period and the second aspect is neglected. To quantify
both inter- and intra-individual redistribution in Germany this study uses
SOEP data from 1984 to 2009 to construct long-term incomes over a 20-year
period. Results show that annual, cross-sectional inequality is higher than
inequality in the long-run, but the effect of redistribution is also larger annually
than in the long-term. Depending on age the distributional focus of the
German welfare state differs. When persons are young, state intervention reduces
income differences between individuals mainly through the progressive
tax system. Getting older and reaching retirement age income-smoothing
redistribution via social security pensions becomes central.
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Fachbereich/EinrichtungFB Wirtschaftswissenschaft
Arbeitsbereich/InstitutInstitut für Wirtschaftspolitik und Wirtschaftsgeschichte
Erscheinungsjahr2011
Dokumententyp/-SammlungenBuch
SpracheEnglisch
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Erstellt am14.12.2011 - 15:11:03
Letzte Änderung23.01.2014 - 16:20:19
 
Statische URLhttp://edocs.fu-berlin.de/docs/receive/FUDOCS_document_000000012620
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