Measurement of Inequality
The Research Area Comprises
- Distributional Effects of In-Kind Transfers
- Regional Inequality
- Inequality Over the Lifecycle
The research area “Measurement of Inequality” extends the cross-sectional analysis of money incomes, which is the dominant approach in inequality research, in several dimensions: by including in-kind transfers such as education or health services, by analysing regional inequality with respect to public infrastructure, and by adopting a lifecycle perspective. Our analyses on inequality and redistribution over the lifecycle are based both on administrative and on survey data; the latter are combined with our dynamic microsimulation model.