%T Regional Income Stratification in Unified Germany using a Gini Decomposition Approach
%A Goebel, Jan
%A Frick, Joachim R.
%J Regional Studies
%K Inequality Decomposition; Gini; Stratification; German Unification; Regional Disparities; Stratification
%X 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.
%C Vereinigtes Königreich
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