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Explaining the evolution of income inequality in Germany from 1991-2010

Sonder, Adrian LU (2013) EKHR61 20131
Department of Economic History
Abstract (Swedish)
This thesis examines the evolution of income inequality in Germany from 1991-2010, by analyzing the literature on labour market theories. It is assumed that human capital, labour market segmentation and globalization are the main long-term determinants of income inequality. Most importantly, skill-biased technological change (SBTC) has increased the dispersion of incomes to the detriment of people at the lower end of the income distribution scale. Evidence suggests that the rise in market income inequality was the main driving force behind the widening income distribution since the early 1990s.
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author
Sonder, Adrian LU
supervisor
organization
course
EKHR61 20131
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
labour market segmentation, human capital, market income, technological change, SBTC, globalization
language
English
id
3916661
date added to LUP
2013-08-23 14:40:36
date last changed
2013-08-23 14:40:36
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  abstract     = {This thesis examines the evolution of income inequality in Germany from 1991-2010, by analyzing the literature on labour market theories. It is assumed that human capital, labour market segmentation and globalization are the main long-term determinants of income inequality. Most importantly, skill-biased technological change (SBTC) has increased the dispersion of incomes to the detriment of people at the lower end of the income distribution scale. Evidence suggests that the rise in market income inequality was the main driving force behind the widening income distribution since the early 1990s.},
  author       = {Sonder, Adrian},
  keyword      = {labour market segmentation,human capital,market income,technological change,SBTC,globalization},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Explaining the evolution of income inequality in Germany from 1991-2010},
  year         = {2013},
}