EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Der Einfluß von Imputed Rent auf die personelle Einkommensverteilung. The Impact of Imputed Rent on the Personal Distribution of Income

Joachim Frick and Markus Grabka ()

Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), 2001, vol. 221, issue 3, 285-308

Abstract: This article deals with various methods concerning income advantages of owner occupied housing (imputed rental value or imputed rents), which shows to be one of the most important nonmonetary income components. We also explore the effects of such advantages on the personal distribution of income. Following a description of the theoretical aspects of the various methods as well as their advantages and disadvantages, an empirical study based on the micro-data of the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) is then presented. In conclusion, recommendations for taking imputed rent into account in analysis of the distribution of individual income and income mobility are given, based on the theoretical framework and the empirical results of this study. Most important results of our analysis include (a) a slight decrease in overall income inequality due to the inclusion of imputed rent, and (b) a positive income advantage for the elderly, thus confirming the specific role of owner occupied housing as a means of old age provision.

Keywords: Household income; personal income distribution; owner-occupied housing; imputed rent (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2001
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (12) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jbnst.2001.221.is ... -0304.xml?format=INT (text/html)
For access to full text, subscription to the journal or payment for the individual article is required.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:jns:jbstat:v:221:y:2001:i:3:p:285-308

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jbnst

Access Statistics for this article

Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik) is currently edited by Peter Winker

More articles in Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik) from De Gruyter
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Peter Golla ().

 
Page updated 2019-10-16
Handle: RePEc:jns:jbstat:v:221:y:2001:i:3:p:285-308