Income Inequalities between Generations in Austria, Italy, and France - Changes since 2007

By: Bernhard Binder Hammer  

How did changes in disposable income over the last decade affect the population at different life stages? Our paper measures and analyses income at distinct life stages and its changes between 2007 and 2016 in Austria, France, and Italy. The analysis is based on aggregate economic data from the European System of Accounts and on micro-data from the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions. By distinguishing the population according to life stages, we show that income of the young, childless adult population and of families with small children stagnated or declined, while the development of income was much more favorable for the older population.

Income, Generational Economy, Intergenerational Fairness
Economic and Demographic Perspectives on Aging
Paper Presentation in a Themed Session

Bernhard Binder Hammer

Researcher, Vienna Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Economist and data scientist with a focus on the generational economy: A generational perspective on the economy enables a deeper understanding of economic and social developments.