Reichtum in Niedersachsen und anderen Bundesländern: Ergebnisse aus der Steuer-Geschäftsstatistik 2003 für Selbständige (Freie Berufe und Unternehmer) und abhängig Beschäftigte

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This contribution analyzes top incomes in the German Federal States for 2003 with focus on Lower-Saxony. Based on the microdata of the German Wage and Income Tax Current Statistics (Einkommensteuer-Geschäftsstatistik) for the first time richness rates and intensities of richness are examined for the self-employed as professions and entrepreneurs as well as for employees. We found large differences between the German Federal States and occupational groups. Even if the share of rich persons in the group of self-employed are substantially higher than in the group of employees the situation of the self-employed varies much between the German Federal States.
Original languageGerman
Place of PublicationLüneburg
PublisherForschungsinstitut Freie Berufe
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - 11.2008

    Research areas

  • Economics - regional income analysis, income richness, top income, self-employment, professions and entrepreneurs, Wage and Income Tax Statistics