East Germany : Rising incomes , unchanged inequality and the impact of redistributive government 1990-92 DIW

Abstract

What has happened to incomes, inequality and satisfaction with living standards in the first stage of transition from a communist command economy to a market economy in East Germany? This paper tests six hypotheses about the transition to capitalism. Contrary to expectations, real incomes went up not down, net income inequality scarcely increased, and those… (More)

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