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Working papers of 2002

  • 2002-05 :: A multidimensional approach to the measurement of poverty
    by Michele Costa & 2002-12

    By using fuzzy set theory a cross country multidimensional analysis of poverty is performed on the basis of ECHP data. A set of composite indicators is contructed in order to analyse different dimensions of poverty. For each indicator is calculated an unidimensional poverty ratio, thus allowing a comparison among countries and indicators on the dimensions of poverty. Finally, for each country a...
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  • 2002-04 :: Returns to education and experience in self-employment: Evidence from Germany
    by Donald R. Williams & 2002-12

    This paper compares the returns to human capital in the self-employed and wage-employed sectors of the economy. Using data from the former West German sample of the German Socioeconomic Panel survey for the 1984-1997 time period, we estimate returns to education and work experience from standard log-earnings equations for self-employed and wage-employed workers. Two key results are found. Firs...
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  • 2002-03 :: On the magnitude of income mobility in Germany
    by Philippe Van Kerm & 2002-10

    This paper documents the magnitude of income mobility in Germany and its distribution across different income positions, using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel. The suggested graphical approach makes it straightforward to identify the portions of the distribution that have the largest impact on aggregate indices a la Fields and Ok, and hence offers a starting point to help account ...
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  • 2002-02 :: The effect of social transfers in Europe: An empirical analysis using generalised Lorenz curves
    by Katja Hoelsch & 2002-08

    This paper aims at examining the impact of different transfers on the income distribution in European countries. Therefore an empirical analysis using generalised Lorenz curve comparisons is carried out. The obtained results are investigated by relating them to a classification of European social transfer systems....
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  • 2002-01 :: Do Preferences in EU Member-States Support Fiscal Federalism?
    by Elisabetta Croci Angelini & Conchita D'Ambrosio & Francesco Farina & 2002-05

    The aim of this paper is to assess preferences with respect to fiscal federalism in EU member-states. In particular, we address the question of whether each EU country would - if the decision were taken by 'majority voting' - or should – if the decision were takenby a social planner – favour centralisation or decentralisation of mutual risk insurance. Our analysis implicitly assumes that each EU m...
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