the differences between rich and poor in Germany a study by the business-oriented Institute for economic Research (IW) According to last become not larger. Consequently, real gross income of full-time workers in the lowest income tenth 2009-2013 have generated the strongest growth with 6.6 percent growth. The richest ten percent of the increase was 2.8 percent.

The stable to slightly declining income inequality in Germany is a widely accepted research findings, the IW Director Michael Huether said. The sum of all employment and capital income to state taxes and plus pensions and benefits are distributed almost equal or unequal, according to IW as in 2005.

Germany thus cut in the distribution of wealth based on net income in both the EU and OECD standards better than the average, Michael Huether said. Although Germany would in the distribution of so-called market revenues slightly worse off than the average, in this comparison, however, the state pensions would not be considered.

A little more unequal than 2010, the assets, however, are distributed according to the study. According to the Bundesbank, the fortune richest ten percent of households in Germany currently own 59.8 percent of the total assets. This represents an increase of 0.6 percentage points.