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Occupations and Inequality: Theoretical Perspectives and Mechanisms

We discuss recent theoretical approaches toward mechanisms connecting occupations and social inequality

Occupations and Social Inequality: Introduction and Contents of the Special Issue

We introduce the main topics and debates of the special issue *Occupations and social inequality*.

Is Occupational Licensing More Beneficial for Women than for Men? The Case of Germany, 1993/2015

We study the relation of occupational licensing and gender in Germany and its implication for gender-specific wage inequality.

The Long Road to Economic Independence of German Women, 1973 to 2011

I provide a visualization of changes in the distribution of women’s income contributions in Germany from 1973 to 2011.

Wohlstand für alle? Die Entwicklung einkommensschwacher Haushalte seit 2005

Inequality of household incomes did not increase on aggregate since 2005 in Germany. We show that this is due to overlaying positive and negative trends.

Economic consequences of occupational deregulation: Natural experiment in the German crafts

We study the consequences of self-employment deregulation of German crafts on wages.