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Visiting Scholars Seminar: New Research on Europe

Women’s Contribution to Household Income in Germany: Inequalities and Their Determinants


February 6, 2019
12:15pm - 1:45pm
Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall
February 6, 2019
12:15pm - 1:45pm
Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

In this seminar Martina Dieckhoff will present her research on income inequality among couples in East and West Germany. Drawing on household data from 1992-2016, the research has three goals: (1) analyze how the earnings gap among couples has developed over time, given institutional change. It also assesses whether the extent of inequality and temporal development varies between East and West Germany; (2) explore variations in the earnings gap by male partners’ positioning in the income distribution; and finally (3) investigate the micro-level determinants of earnings inequalities among couples and whether their relevance varies between East and West Germany as well as by male partners’ income.

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