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Table 4 Net income of private households in Germany 2008 according to their household type

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

Income groups in € Single Single with child(ren) Couples Couples without child(ren) Couples with child(ren) Other households
All households 1726 1943 3662 3387 4191 4229
Under 900 705 758 759 816 854 429
900–1300 1097 1125 1125 1120 1169 1144
1300–1500 1396 1394 1407 1408 1402 1407
1500–2000 1736 1727 1766 1766 1764 1766
2000–2600 2259 2268 2303 2296 2325 2299
2600–3600 3028 2984 3073 3048 3120 3112
3600–5000 4168 4187 4213 4200 4229 4249
5000–18,000 7067 6351 7015 7119 6898 6966
Net income dispersiona 4.09 3.3 1.9 2.1 1.646 1.647
  1. Source: Own calculation based on German Federal Statistical Office, 2011, /=no declaration, the number of cases is too small. Italic numbers are own estimation
  2. aIncome dispersion: ratio of the net income of the highest available income group to the net income of the average household of the social group