Zum Einkommensreichtum Älterer in Deutschland: neue Reichtumskennzahlen und Ergebnisse aus der Lohn- und Einkommensteuerstatistik (FAST 2001)

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This contribution analyzes income richness of elder persons in Germany in 2001. Using actual data of the German Wage and Income Tax Statistics, which are particularly suitable for the analysis of high incomes, new richness indices are discussed and new results are presented. It appears that the the number of rich people in upper age groups are below the average. But deepening results point out the fact that the richness intensity and the concentration of high income are particularly pronounced for upper age groups. Taking into account partial components, which are necessary to the representation of richness, an above-average relevance of income richness can be ascertained for the elderly in Germany in 2001.
Translated title of the contributionIncome Richness of the Elderly in Germany: New Richness Indicators and Results from the German Income Tax Statistics (Fast 2001)
Original languageGerman
Place of PublicationLüneburg
PublisherForschungsinstitut Freie Berufe
Number of pages32
Publication statusPublished - 2008