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What is the average net income in Germany? [closed]

According to oecd.org, the net income of a single person at 100% of average earnings (no child) after taxes was 42,697.59 US dollars. But when I look at de.statista.com, they state that the average ...
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Why is the gender pay gap quoted at 20% even though it's lower when controlling for variables?

Roughly speaking, the average woman in the U.S. earns 80% as much per year as the average man. (I'm not sure if that's over all people or just those employed) I was raised in a time where people ...
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Is income tax only happen in democratic country?

I was wondering. US has income taxes. Arab countries do not. While most arab countries are quite messed up. Some like UAE and Qatar are doing well. None of those countries have income taxes. I ...
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Why are “the rich” more able to identify the party which represent their interests than “the poor”?

Consider the following premises, for which I think there is fair degree of consensus (at least according to my knowledge of political history of Latin America, but perhaps more broadly): the majority ...
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Why is the gender pay gap so large in the United States despite the Equal Pay Act of 1963?

Why is the gender pay gap in the United States (1:0.77) so large in the United States despite there being civil rights legislation against discrimination in wages based on sex? Is it due to poor ...
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Is UK's incomes test on non european spouses discriminatory?

The UK government instituted a rule that prohibited immigrants who don't earn more than a certain amount to bring their non european spouses over Q1. Is the income test a form of discrimination ...
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Why do we collect taxes on income from labor?

This question tries to illuminate why it is probably good if within a country/an economy there are more jobs rather than fewer jobs. I would agree, it seems to me that employment is likely to lower ...
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What is the real cost of unconditional basic income for germany compared to social spending

I would like to know if the idea of a basic income of 1000€ per person each month is more costly than the system we currently have in Germany and how much it would differ presumably. In Germany we ...
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Will basic income necessarily be a government initiative?

Discussions around a basic income usually presuppose that government will necessarily have to provide this benefit. I am aware of charities such as GiveDirectly who run trials conducting ...
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What does inequality look like when measured in man-hours employed?

There are numerous measures of inequality in income and wealth, like the Gini coefficient for instance. But I'm wondering about a different measure: the amount of labor, measured in man-hours, that ...
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In the US how does the 13th amendment, 16th amendment work simultaneously with life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?

Why are income taxes not equivalent to involuntary servitude. I'm not voluntarily paying taxes, but by working the government is compelling me against my will to pay them. 13th: Neither slavery nor ...
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Are Prized Linked Savings Accounts legal in the United States?

So, there's a really interesting way to get people to save. It is called the Prize Linked Savings Account. The idea is fairly simple - to encourage savings, savings accounts are randomly awarded ...
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Why is there concern about the growing income gap, and is there an ideal level?

I was listening to NPR this morning about the growing income gap between rich and middle class and it got me thinking about how people's incomes would be distributed in a simple, perfect world, where ...
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What would be considered a middle class salary in the UK?

There is a lot of talk about the squeezed middle in the UK, Is class based mainly on income and if so what is considered to be a middle class salary ?
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Where can I get world-wide statistics about discretionary income and similar indicators?

I'm looking for recent data on discretionary incomes and their distributions in different countries and don't know where to find it. I've only found some older article by the New York Times, but am ...
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Where one can find the data on Shorrocks index for the world?

Shorrocks index is an index of estimated income mobility (in other words, how likely is it for someone who was in bottom 20% by income in their country to increase their income in N years to move to ...