Analysing Inequalities in Germany

A Structured Additive Distributional Regression Approach

  • Alexander Silbersdorff

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Statistics book series (BRIEFSSTATIST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 97-98

About this book


This book seeks new perspectives on the growing inequalities that our societies face, putting forward Structured Additive Distributional Regression as a means of statistical analysis that circumvents the common problem of analytical reduction to simple point estimators. This new approach allows the observed discrepancy between the individuals’ realities and the abstract representation of those realities to be explicitly taken into consideration using the arithmetic mean alone. In turn, the method is applied to the question of economic inequality in Germany.


Income inequality analysis Structured additive distributional regression Health inequality Labour market in Germany Distributional perspective in economis Income distribution Inequality measures Applications of SADR in economics

Authors and affiliations

  • Alexander Silbersdorff
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  1. 1.University of GöttingenGöttingenGermany

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