Education and Wage Inequality in Germany: A Review of the Empirical Literature

37 Pages Posted: 15 Sep 2003

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Andreas Ammermueller

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Andrea Maria Weber

Darmstadt University of Technology - Department of Economics; Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Kracow University

Date Written: 2003

Abstract

This paper reviews the current state of knowledge on the link between education and wage inequality in Germany. The wage inequality is characterized by its stability, although a more detailed analysis reveals structural differences, especially between East and West Germany. Both the between and within educational levels wage inequality changed little over time, while there are some tendencies of a converging distribution of education. A need for further research is identified in the effects of education on wage inequality in separate cohorts as well as the direct links between the two distributions in Germany.

Suggested Citation

Ammermueller, Andreas and Weber, Andrea Maria and Weber, Andrea Maria, Education and Wage Inequality in Germany: A Review of the Empirical Literature (2003). ZEW Discussion Paper No. 03-29, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=431981 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.431981

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Andrea Maria Weber

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