We discuss recent theoretical approaches toward mechanisms connecting occupations and social inequality
We introduce the main topics and debates of the special issue *Occupations and social inequality*.
We study the relation of occupational licensing and gender in Germany and its implication for gender-specific wage inequality.
I provide a visualization of changes in the distribution of women’s income contributions in Germany from 1973 to 2011.
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.
We study the consequences of self-employment deregulation of German crafts on wages.