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[4] For Germany as a whole, the reference value used to determine the poverty line is the average income of the overall population. Separate poverty values were also ascertained for eastern and western Germany, whereby the reference value used here is the respective average income for the region. When the poverty quotas in eastern Germany are calculated based on income in western Germany, they are significantly higher. See: Stephen P. Jenkins, Chris Schluter and Gert G. Wagner: 'Einkommensarmut von Kindern - Ein deutsch-britischer Vergleich für die 90er Jahre.' In: Wochenbericht des DIW Berlin, no. 5/2002.

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[9] 'Only as the result of a high level of transfers do disposable incomes in eastern Germany reach around 80% of the level for western Germany. In 1998, however, the economic capacity of households in eastern Germany - based on the market income achieved - only equalled 70% of the value for western Germany.' See: Markus M. Grabka and Birgit Otto: 'Angleichung der Markteinkommen privater Haushalte zwischen Ost- und Westdeutschland nicht in Sicht.' In: Wochenbericht des DIW Berlin, no. 4/2001.

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[11] See: Walter Hanesch, Peter Krause, Gerhard Bäcker, Michael Maschke and Birgit Otto: 'Armut und Ungleichheit in Deutschland.' Hans-Böckler-Foundation, Hamburg 2000, p. 106. The authors report that, in the period 1991 to 1997, 81.9% of the population of eastern Germany and 78.9% of the population of western Germany did not fall below the regional poverty threshold at all.

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Such differences again become apparent, too, when we look at the figures representing the probability of exiting poverty. In eastern Germany the probability of exiting poverty after one year came close to 52%; after two years of poverty the likelihood was down to 34%; after three years it was back to 52%. In eastern Germany, the probability of exiting a poverty phase was not reduced until after four years of living in poverty. By contrast, the probability of exiting poverty in western Germany became lower (with one exception) with each additional year in the poverty phase. In this part of the country, the risk of being or becoming chronically poor is higher. And the probability of individuals' exiting poverty after a one- or two-year poverty phase was also lower than in eastern Germany. Figures 1 and 2 illustrate both the similarities and the differences between eastern and western Germany in terms of poverty duration. In both regions, around half of all poverty phases observed during the survey period had ended after one year, though the proportion of the poor population who experienced a longer duration in poverty was considerably larger in the west than in eastern Germany.

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What is remarkable about this situation is that both the scope and intensity of poverty remained relatively unchanged over all the survey years despite the fact that income levels in the east have gradually moved towards levels corresponding with those in western Germany. Hence, the growing market-income disparity in eastern Germany during the course of the transformation process has not resulted in any perceptible increase in the number of people affected by poverty.

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The proportion of people affected by poverty during the period of the survey (1992 to 2000) was significantly higher than the annual poverty rates for any one specific year. Less than 2% of the population experienced long-term poverty. Of the individuals who entered poverty during this time, a little under half of those living in eastern Germany remained poor for at least two years, as against more than half of their counterparts in western Germany. Only quite a small fraction of the population suffered longer periods of poverty.

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[8] See Irene Becker, Joachim R. Frick, Markus M. Grabka, Richard Hauser, Peter Krause and Gert G. Wagner: A Comparison of the Main Household Income Surveys for Germany: EVS and SOEP. In: Richard Hauser and Irene Becker (eds.): 'Reporting on Income Distribution and Poverty.' Berlin 2003, p. 55-90.

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[6] To translate a household's net income into a per-capita income, it is divided by the sum of the individual need-based weightings. The resulting amount is then allocated to each member of the household and represents the welfare level of the household - with due consideration given to the composition of the household. For the purpose of need-based weighting, the so-called OECD equivalence scale has been applied according to which the head of the household is given a weighting of 1.0, each additional adult a weighting of 0.5 and children under the age of 15 a weighting of 0.3. See also: Jürgen Faik: Equivalence Scales. Theoretical Discourse, Empirical Analysis and Distribution-Specific Application for the Federal Republic of Germany. Berlin 1995.