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The Changing Distribution of Earnings in OECD Countries$
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A.B. Atkinson

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199532438

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532438.001.0001

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Germany

Germany

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(p.223) H Germany
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The Changing Distribution of Earnings in OECD Countries
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532438.003.0023

This chapter presents tables of data on Germany and an account of its increased earnings distribution. It shows that there has been a widening of earnings dispersion and a fanning out at the top. The existence for Germany of data for the late 1920s and 1930s allows an insight into a period, and a political experience (the rise of the Nazi dictatorship), whose distributional consequences have been little studied.

Keywords:   country data, data sources, earnings distribution, Nazi dictatorship, earnings dispersion

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