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Did the pattern of poverty in West Germany change because of the reunification?: A cross-sectional study of poverty in West Germany
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The reunification of West Germany and East Germany occurred in 1990 and had a great impact on the country. This essay investigates the impact that reunification had on the poverty structure of West Germany on the long-run. The results indicate that reunification had a negative impact on poverty since it increased the poverty rate by 4.88 percentage point in 2000 and by 6.16 percentage point in 2005. The structure of the poor population slightly changed the year following the reunification. Five years later, the structure of the poor population was similar to what it was before the reunification. However, during this period, the income transfer became more efficient since it decreased poverty by 6 percentage point to 16 percentage point more after reunification than it used to do before.

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2019. , p. 35
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Linnaeus University Dissertations
Keywords [en]
Poverty rate, poverty structure, West Germany, reunification, transfer income, difference-in-differences, linear probability regression
National Category
Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-85939OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-85939DiVA, id: diva2:1331137
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Economics
Educational program
Business Administration and Economics Programme, 240 credits
Presentation
2019-06-07, vaxjo, 16:05 (English)
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Available from: 2019-06-26 Created: 2019-06-26 Last updated: 2019-06-26Bibliographically approved

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