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Family demography and income inequality in West Germany and the United States

Abstract:

Income inequality has grown in many countries over the past decades. Single country studies have investigated how trends in family demography, such as rising female employment, assortative mating and single parenthood, have affected this development. But the combined effects have not been studied sufficiently, much less in a comparative perspective. We apply decomposition and counterfactual analyses to Luxembourg Income Study data from the 1990s and 2000s for West Germany and the USA. We coun...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1177/0001699318759404

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Sociology
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
Publisher:
SAGE Publisher's website
Journal:
Acta Sociologica Journal website
Volume:
62
Issue:
2
Pages:
174-192
Publication date:
2018-08-29
Acceptance date:
2017-12-15
DOI:
EISSN:
1502-3869
ISSN:
0001-6993
Pubs id:
pubs:830619
URN:
uri:4ad04a26-3c9e-4160-b915-a2f195183043
UUID:
uuid:4ad04a26-3c9e-4160-b915-a2f195183043
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pubs:830619

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