Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Increasing Wage Inequality in Germany

What Role Does Global Trade Play?

  • 1. edition 2015 (PDF)
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The wage distribution in Germany has become increasingly unequal in recent years, especially since the mid-1990s. The decline in collective bargaining is a key driver for this development. By contrast, global trade merely plays a subordinate role.