@article { Goebel2008,
title = {Regional Income Stratification in Unified Germany using a Gini Decomposition Approach },
author = {Goebel, Jan and Frick, Joachim R. },
journal = {Regional Studies },
number = {4 },
pages = {555-577 },
volume = {42 },
year = {2008 },
url = {http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-133302 },
abstract = {This paper delivers new insights into the development of income inequality and regional stratification in Germany after unification using a new method for detecting social stratification by a decomposition of the GINI index which yields the obligatory between- and within-group components as well as an overlapping index for the different sup-populations. We find that East Germany is still a stratum on its own when using post-government income, but since 2001 no longer is when using pre-government income. These results remain stable when using alternatively defined regional classifications. However, there are also indications of some regional variation within West Germany.},