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Table 3 Gross income 2008

From: Analysing Gordon’s trade-off by adapting Thurow’s approach of pure public good to the German energy sector

Gross income of private households in Germany 2008 according to their household type
Net income groups in € Single Single with children Couples Couples without children Couples with children Other households
All households 2193 2327 4644 4230 5441 5475
Under 900 780 798 790 483 698 908
900–1300 1275 1186 1250 1242 1326 1274
1300–1500 1747 1545 1608 1611 1592 1607
1500–2000 2285 2051 2044 2037 2070 2069
2000–2600 3022 2841 2738 2696 2882 2832
2600–3600 3953 3740 3833 3742 4004 4007
3600–5000 5463 5376 5475 5415 5548 5526
5000–18,000 9083 7990 9136 9222 9037 9152
Gross income dispersiona 4.14 3.43 1.97 2.18 1.66 1.67
  1. Source: Own calculation based on German Federal Statistical Office, 2011,
  2. aIncome dispersion: Ratio of the gross income of the highest income group to the gross income of the average household of the social group. Italic numbers own estimation