Artikel

(Not) Sharing the Fruits of Growth: The Impact of Governments and Markets on Living Standards in Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States

This paper reviews changing income distributions in the United States, Germany, and the Netherlands, treating the three countries as leading economic performers in ' the three worlds of welfare capitalism.' Previous analyses have shown that earnings dispersion is increasing. The potential impact of government through the tax and transfer system has been largely ignored. It is shown that in the United States and Germany changes in market incomes favored the upper quintiles and that the bottom quintile became worse off. Government did nothing to reverse these trends. In the Netherlands the trend in market incomes was similar but the government redistributed, so that the bottom quintile' s post-government income increased along with the other quintiles. Data come from the PSID-GSOEP Equivalent File and the Dutch Socio-Economic Panel.

Sprache
Englisch

Erschienen in
Journal: Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung ; ISSN: 1861-1559 ; Volume: 70 ; Year: 2001 ; Issue: 1 ; Pages: 115-122 ; Berlin: Duncker & Humblot

Klassifikation
Wirtschaft
Thema
Sozialstaat
Wirtschaftswachstum
Einkommensverteilung
Einkommensumverteilung
Lebensstandard
Verteilungspolitik
Vergleich
Deutschland
Niederlande
USA

Ereignis
Geistige Schöpfung
(wer)
Headey, Bruce
Headey, Stephen
Muffels, Ruud
Ereignis
Veröffentlichung
(wer)
Duncker & Humblot
(wo)
Berlin
(wann)
2001

DOI
doi:10.3790/vjh.70.1.115
Handle
Letzte Aktualisierung
12.07.2024, 13:20 MESZ

Objekttyp

  • Artikel

Beteiligte

  • Headey, Bruce
  • Headey, Stephen
  • Muffels, Ruud
  • Duncker & Humblot

Entstanden

  • 2001

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