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DARP Paper
Income Distribution and Inequality in Germany: Evidence from Panel Data
Christian Schluter
March 1996
Paper No' DARP 016:

Tags: income distribution; inequality; tax-benefit system

Non-parametric kernel density estimates are employed for an exploratory analysis of the distributional conseuqnces of the German tax-benefit system using GSOEP. The focuses is on the year 1991 and a detailed analysis is provided. Moreover, the anatomy of income inequality is thoroughly examined, and particular attention is given to the issue of statistical significance and rigorous hypohtesis testing.