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  • DIW Weekly Report 45/46 / 2022

    Charitable Giving and Income: Households with High Income Donate Less than Poorer Households Relative to Their Disposable Income

    For the first time in 2020, the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), an annual survey of private households, surveyed the donation behavior of a random sample of high net worth individuals that had been added in 2019. As a result of this sample, the volume of private donations increased from 9.7 to 10.3 billion euros in 2019, despite the fact that fewer individuals donated and the donation rate was lower (46.8 ...

    2022| Karsten Schulz-Sandhof, Jürgen Schupp
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    A Tale of Two Countries: The Long Shadow of the Crisis on Income and Wealth in Germany and Italy

    In: Journal of Modern European History 19 (2021), 1, S. 33-39 | Charlotte Bartels, Salvatore Morelli
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    Income and Wealth Inequality in Hong Kong, 1981–2020: The Rise of Pluto-Communism?

    The objective of this paper is to better understand the evolution and institutional roots of Hong Kong's growing economic inequality and political cleavages. By combining multiple sources of data (household surveys, fiscal data, wealth rankings, national accounts) and methodological innovations, two main findings are obtained. First, he evidence suggests a very large rise in income and wealth inequality ...

    In: The World Bank Economic Review 36 (2022), 4, S. 803–834 | Thomas Piketty, Li Yang
  • DIW Weekly Report 29/30/31 / 2022

    From Hartz IV to Bürgergeld: Reform Preferences of the Long-Term Unemployed

    The German government is planning to reform Hartz IV by replacing it with a simpler and more accessible system known as Bürgergeld. Using a random-based survey of eight job centers in North Rhine-Westphalia, this Weekly Report considers the perspectives of the long-term unemployed: What do they think about the reforms? How do they perceive their situation? What are their daily lives like? The findings ...

    2022| Fabian Beckmann, Rolf G. Heinze, Dominik Schad, Jürgen Schupp
  • SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    Generational Wealth Inequality Across the Distribution: Trends in the U.S. since 1949

    Using recently published U.S. long-run microdata (SCF+), we document that — for people born in the first half of the 20th century — median wealth used to increase from one ten-year birth cohort to another. For people born in the second half, median wealth successively declined from cohort to cohort and wealth inequality within birth cohorts has markedly increased. Shifts in...

    16.11.2022| Philip Schacht, RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
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    Special SOEP-Seminar

    This paper evaluates the effects of the newly introduced German minimum wage on the distribution of hourly wages and hours worked. The study is based on the German Structure of Earnings Survey (GSES), the only large scale data set for Germany that includes information on hourly wages and hours worked. We provide a full distributional analysis based on counterfactual distributions that would have...

    23.09.2022| Martin Biewen, University of Tübingen
  • DIW Weekly Report 39 / 2022

    Nearly 1.1 Million People in Germany Use Food Banks, Single and Separated Parents in Particular at an Above-Average Frequency

    Food banks are returning to the spotlight as their use increases due to the coronavirus pandemic and the influx of Ukrainian refugees to Germany. The current discussion is focused on whether the food banks can handle the increasing number of users as well as the financial and organizational challenges that come with them. Until now, however, no robust, empirical data on food bank use has been available. ...

    2022| Markus M. Grabka, Jürgen Schupp
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    Risky Asset Holdings during Covid-19 and their Distributional Impact: Evidence from Germany

    We present evidence from a repeated survey on risky asset holdings carried out on a representative sample of the German population six times between April and June 2020. Given the size of the Covid-19 shock, we find little evidence of portfolio rebalancing in April 2020. In May, however, individual investors started buying heavily, parallel to market recovery. The cross-section shows large differences ...

    In: The Review of Income and Wealth 68 (2022), 2, . 497-517 | Lukas Menkhoff, Carsten Schröder
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    Redistribution and Insurance in Welfare States around the World

    Redistribution across individuals within the framework of a one-year period is an empirically intensely studied question. However, a substantial share of annual redistribution might turn out to serve individual insurance in a longer perspective, reducing the level of actual redistribution across individuals. In this paper, we investigate to what extent long-run redistribution diverges from annual redistribution ...

    In: The Scandinavian Journal of Economics 123 (2021), 4, S. 1116-1158 | Charlotte Bartels, Dirk Neumann
  • SOEPpapers 1129 / 2021

    Income Changes Do Not Influence Political Participation: Evidence from Comparative Panel Data

    The income gradient in political participation is a widely accepted stylized fact. This article asks how income effects on political involvement unfold over time. Using nine panel datasets from six countries, it analyzes whether income changes have short-term effects on political involvement, whether effects vary across the life-cycle, and whether parental income has an independent influence. Irrespective ...

    2021| Sebastian Jungkunz, Paul Marx
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