On the Non-Stationarity of German Income Mobility (and Some Observations on Poverty Dynamics)

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Christian Schluter

University of Southampton - Division of Economics

Date Written: April 1997

Abstract

The intra-distributional mobility of German income dynamics is analysed using GSOEP. Transition probabilities are found to be time-varying. The tested models comprise various mixed Markov chains in discrete time and a non-stationary mover-stayer model is proposed. In order to explain the observed mobility profiles, we concentrate on one important income class - the poor - instead of the entire transition matrix. Various poverty duration models accommodating unobserved population heterogeneity and duration dependence are examined.

Suggested Citation

Schluter, Christian, On the Non-Stationarity of German Income Mobility (and Some Observations on Poverty Dynamics) (April 1997). LSE STICERD Research Paper No. 30. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1094775

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