Inequality in Germany: decrease in gap for gross hourly wages since 2014, but monthly and annual wages remain on plateau

Markus Grabka, Carsten Schröder
this applies to all other online sources in this report unless stated otherwise). 3 A second example deals with the employment structure. German "mini-jobs" include a cap on gross monthly wages. If the proportion of people with mini-jobs rises, the average monthly wage will fall as long as labor market conditions remain the same. This does not necessarily apply to the average gross annual wage, if without this regulation, people with mini-jobs were to have considerably shorter periods of
more » ... r periods of employment during the year. This can lead to changes in earlier analyses. As a rule, the changes are minor.