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Table 5 Private consumption

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

Private consumption of private households in Germany 2008 according to their household type
Income groups in € Single Single with child(ren) Couples Couples without child(ren) Couples with child(ren) Other households
All households 1418 1740 2757 2622 3017 3142
<900 799 1046 1842 1685 1737 1662
900–1300 1086 1146 1250 1237 1360 1176
1300–1500 1291 1339 1491 1493 1480 1364
1500–2000 1509 1630 1722 1725 1711 1672
2000–2600 1818 2003 2133 2128 2151 2068
2600–3600 2156 2604 2558 2551 2571 2580
3600–5000 2551 3273 3150 3172 3123 3269
5000–18,000 3329 3692 4207 4236 4175 4576
Consumption dispersiona 2.35 2.12 1.53 1.62 1.38 1.46
  1. Source: Own calculation based on German Federal Statistical Office, 2011./= no declaration, the number of cases is too small
  2. aConsumption dispersion: ratio of the consumption of the highest available income group to the consumption of the average household of the social group