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16 Dec 2015

SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Beyond Filial Piety: The Structural and Cultural Determinants of Intergenerational Contact in China

This is the first representative study to assess the main determinants of intergenerational contact in China. It used a representative sample of 15,399 child-parent dyads to predict the frequency of (a) face-to-face contacts (b) contacts by (mobile) phone, text messaging and other electronic means and (c) all contacts; focusing in particular on the role of migration as well as children's gender, marital status and education level. The findings showed that distance was a major barrier to face-to-face contact in China, although most migrant children called regularly. They also indicated higher overall levels of contact with sons than with daughters, which can be attributed to the traditional norm of filial piety. At the same time, it was found that unmarried daughters and highly educated daughters had more contact with parents than their male counterparts, which suggests a weakening of gendered family practices in the wake of China's demographic and economic transformation.

Speaker
  • Rob Gruijters (BGSS)

  • Time
    12:30 - 13:30
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 223
    11 Dec 2015

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar Risk-sharing and family labor supply

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    Speaker
  • Andreas Steinhauer, University of Edinburgh

  • Inviter
    Time
    13:15-14:30
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 165
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 264
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 246
    9 Dec 2015

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions Labor supply and the pension system - Evidence from a Regression Kink Design

    This paper uses a Regression Kink Design to estimate the labor supply effects of changes in the financial incentives for early retirement. In particular we examine the effect of the gradual introduction of pension deductions for early retirement according to the 1992 German pension reform on the actual retirement age of women eligible for women old-age pensions. This reform allows to exploit exogenous variation in  benefits using kinks in the schedule of pension benefits depending on the birth cohort. For the empirical analysis we use high-quality administrative data from the German Federal Pension Insurance (VSKT) and find positive and significant effects of the reform on the actual retirement age.

    Speaker
    Time
    12:30 - 13:30
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 264
    27 Nov 2015

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar Achievement Gap Estimates and Deviations from Cardinal Comparability

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    Speaker
  • Eric R. Nielsen, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

  • Inviter
    Time
    13:15-14:30
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 165
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 264
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 246
    25 Nov 2015

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions Family structure and educational attainment in East and West Germany during the 20th century – a sibling analysis

    This study investigates whether the link between family dissolution and children’s educational attainment is contingent on the broader social and institutional context. The comparison of former capitalist West Germany and socialist East Germany presents an excellent case study as these countries differed considerably with regard to ideology and policies regarding families, schooling and labour markets. We base our analyses on the data of the German Life History Study that covers cohorts born throughout the twentieth century. Results of sibling fixed effect analyses show that growing up in a dissolved family in the former West was detrimental for educational attainment. In contrast, in the East with its comprehensive schooling system and extensive support for families and working mothers, family dissolution was not related to educational outcomes. The effects of family dissolution may thus be reinforced in stratified systems and possibly softened by social policies equalizing the social and economic situation attributed to dissolved families.

    Speaker
  • Wiebke Schulz, University of Bielefeld

  • Time
    12:30 - 13:30
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 264
    18 Nov 2015

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Why has Income Inequality in Germany Increased from 2002 to 2011?

    To assess the impact of changes the tax and transfer system (tax reductions and a controversial overhaul of the transfer system) and in wage rates on income inequality in Germany from 2002 to 2011, I simulate counterfactual income distributions and calculate marginal effects. Applying behavioral microsimulation and wage regressions to data from the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), I estimate marginal contributions including behavioral responses. The simulations show that tax and transfer reforms have had an inequality reducing effect. Depending on the order of the decomposition, changes in labor market prices are shown to have led to either an overall decrease in income inequality or to have had a negligible effect. Thus, the increase in inequality was mainly due to other factors. Graphical representations of the counterfactual distributions are provided.

    Speaker
  • Robin Jessen (Freie Universität Berlin)

  • Time
    12:30 - 13:30
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 223
    4 Nov 2015

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Rejectionism & Engagement: How Hostility Affects Immigrant Minorities’ Political Behavior

    How does xenophobic behavior and radical right-wing activity affect ethnic and immigrant minorities' political behavior? The extant literature on radical right-wing and xenophobic politics focuses exclusively on what drives these anti-immigrant political attitudes and behaviors, but does not account for how the targets of this animosity and threat react. Alternatively, the literature on immigrant and ethnic minority political behavior extensively examines the role of institutions and policy, thereby focusing on the macro-level effects on micro-level behavior, but overlooks the meso-level in which the social and political environment can  play a huge role. Using federal data on radical right-wing events and the German Socio-Economic Panel Survey, this project examines how individuals with a migration-background react politically to xenophobic threats.

    Speaker
  • Carolyn Morgan (Ohio State University)

  • Time
    12:30 - 13:30
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 223
    30 October 2015

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar The Transmission of Inequality across Multiple Generations: Testing Recent Theories with Evidence from Germany

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    Speaker
  • Sebastian T. Braun, Kiel Institute for the World Economy

  • Inviter
    Time
    13:15-14:30
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 165
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 264
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 246
    28 October 2015

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions All-Day Schools and Maternal Labour Supply: The Case of Primary Education in Germany

    (together with Ludovica Gambaro and Frauke Peter)
    This study investigates whether the link between family dissolution and children’s educational attainment is contingent on the broader social and institutional context. The comparison of former capitalist West Germany and socialist East Germany presents an excellent case study as these countries differed considerably with regard to ideology and policies regarding families, schooling and labour markets. We base our analyses on the data of the German Life History Study that covers cohorts born throughout the twentieth century. Results of sibling fixed effect analyses show that growing up in a dissolved family in the former West was detrimental for educational attainment. In contrast, in the East with its comprehensive schooling system and extensive support for families and working mothers, family dissolution was not related to educational outcomes. The effects of family dissolution may thus be reinforced in stratified systems and possibly softened by social policies equalizing the social and economic situation attributed to dissolved families.

    Speaker
    Time
    12:30 - 13:30
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 264
    16 October 2015

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar Ethnic discrimination on an online marketplace of vacation rentals

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    Speaker
  • Roland Rathelot, University of Warwick

  • Inviter
    Time
    13:15-14:30
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 165
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 264
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 246
    30 Sept 2015

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions Lifetime inequality: The impact of taxation, transfers and pensions

    (together with Daniel Kemptner and Victoria Prowse)
    In this paper, we analyze how income taxes, transfer programs and the pension system affect inequality in lifetime income. Importantly, we consider pre-retirement and post-retirement income and thereby we extend the previous literature on lifetime inequality, which has only considered income received before retirement. We use a dynamic structural life-cycle model to derive trajectories of earnings and net income over the whole life-cycle. Based on these life-cycle profiles, we investigate the drivers of inequality in lifetime gross earnings and we study the impact of taxes, transfer and pensions on inequality in lifetime net income. We also explore how major sources of life-cycle risk, namely employment an health risks, affect life-time income and how the different fiscal programmes provide insurance for these life-cycle risks.

    Speaker
    Time
    12:30 - 13:30
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Ferdinand-Friedensburg-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 2.2.008 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 264
    27 Sept 2015

    27 September 2015 to 2 October 2015 Workshop 9th International Research Workshop “Methods for Ph.D.”

    Empirical research is seeking through methodological processes to discover, hopefully, nontrivial facts and insights. Beside choosing a topic and grounding an idea in theory, empirical research consists of gathering and analysing data as well as presenting results in scientific contexts.
    Our workshop tackles these steps of your research project:

    • Gathering data via (un)structured interviews and analysing standardized survey data,
    • using the computer for qualitative and quantitative data analysis.

    The regular workshop fee is 439 Euro. It covers the participation in three courses, meals and accommodation. The workshop fee is 279 Euro without accommodation (only meals are included).
    It is possible to get a certificate on 5 credit points (according to the European Credit Transfer System).

    The following courses will be offered:

    Parallel courses offered Monday and Tuesday morning (September 28/29):

    • Data Analysis with R
    • Data Analysis with Stata
    • Grounded Theory
    • Qualitative Interviews
    • Introduction to the SOEP and Applied Survival Analysis


    Parallel courses offered Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday (September 29/30):

    • Analysing Panel and Spatial Data
    • Analysis of Qualitative Data and Exploratory Statistics
    • Questionnaire Design
    • Case Study Research
    • Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) with R


    Parallel Courses at the SDU (October 1):

    • Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)
    • Academic Writing
    • Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Modelling and Its Applications to Policy Impact Analysis
    • Measuring Preferences using Conjoint Analytic Methods
    • Introduction to Network Analysis


    PLEASE note that the number of participants is limited to about 20 persons per course!

    For further information, especially lecturers, program, organizers and registration visit our website.
    For any questions don't hesitate to contact .
    The International Research Workshop is organised by

    • Prof. Dr. Wenzel Matiaske, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Helmut-Schmidt-University/University of Federal Armed Forces and Research Professor at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
    • Asst. Prof. Dr. Simon Fietze, Department of Border Region Studies, University of Southern Denmark, Campus Sønderborg
    • Dr. Heiko Stüber, Institute for Employment Research (IAB), The Research Institute of the Federal Employment Agency in Nuremberg


    The workshop is supported by

    • Helmut-Schmidt-University/University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg
    • University of Southern Denmark/Department of Border Region Studies Sonderburg
    • Institute for Employment Research (IAB)
    • Europa-Universität Flensburg
    • University of Hamburg, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
    • University of Hamburg, School of Business
    • Leuphana University Lüneburg, Faculty of Economics
    • Werkstatt für Personal- und Organisationsforschung e.V.
    • German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) at the DIW Berlin

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    Speaker

  • Location
    Akademie Sankelmark (near Flensburg) Akademieweg 6 24988 Oeversee
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 281
    Contact(s)
    external
    Workshop committee:
    Simon Fietze (University of Southern Denmark/Department of Border Region Studies),
    Wenzel Matiaske (Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg/Institute for Employment Relations and Labour), and
    Heiko Stüber (Institute for Employment Research)

    E-Mail (irwsnetwork@gmail.com)
    25 Sept 2015

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar The Effects of Training Incidence and Duration on Labor Market Transitions

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    Speaker
  • Bernd Fitzenberger, Humboldt University Berlin
  • Inviter
    Time
    13:15-14:30
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 165
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 264
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 246
    21 to 24 Sept 2015

    Workshop EVA-MIN Summer School “Effects and Evaluation of Minimum Wages”
    4th Potsdam PhD Workshop in Empirical Economics

    We are pleased to announce the 4th Potsdam PhD Workshop in Empirical Economics. This year’s workshop is organized as a Summer School with a special focus on “Effects and Evaluation of Minimum Wages”. It is part of the Leibniz research project EVA-MIN. The aim of the workshop is to discuss theoretical effects, evaluation approaches, and existing empirical evidence on minimum wages. Talented and interested young researchers will have the opportunity to present and discuss their own research in Empirical Economics in poster sessions.

    For details see the Call for Papers and the description of the EVA-MIN project.

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    Lecturers
  • Gerard van den Berg, University of Mannheim Stephen Machin, University College London
  • Location
    Universität Potsdam
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 284
    Contact(s)
    external
    Marco Caliendo, University of Potsdam (workshop@empwifo.uni-potsdam.de)
    17 July 2015

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar When Labor Disputes Bring Cities to a Standstill: The Impact of Public Transit Strikes on Traffic, Accidents, Air Pollution, and Health

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    Speaker
  • Stefan Bauernschuster, University of Passau
  • Inviter
    Time
    13:15-14:30
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 165
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 264
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 246
    15 July 2015

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar The Effect of Minimum Wages on Firm-Financed Training – Evidence from the German Construction Sector

    The effects of minimum wages on employment and wages have been studied extensively; however, few studies have analyzed the effects on other policy-relevant factors. In this study, I empirically analyze the effect of the minimum wage introduction on firm-provided apprenticeship training in the main construction sector in Germany. The analysis is based on a 50 percent random sample of the IAB Establishment History Panel–a large administrative firm-level data set. Preliminary results deploying difference-in-differences and synthetic control models indicate that the minimum wage decreased the number of apprentices hired by firms.

    Speaker
  • Mathias Schumann (University of Hamburg)
  • Time
    12:30 - 13:30
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 461
    10 July 2015

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar Cost-reducing investments under partial cross-ownership

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    Speaker
  • Yossi Spiegel, Tel Aviv University
  • Inviter
    Time
    13:15-14:30
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 165
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 264
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 246
    3 July 2015

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar Does the choice of well-being measure matter empirically? An illustration with German data

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    Speaker
  • Dirk Neumann, Université catholique de Louvain
  • Inviter
    Time
    13:15-14:30
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 165
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 264
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 246
    26 June 2015

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar Admitting Students to Selective Education Programs: Merit, Profiling, and Affirmative Action

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    Speaker
  • Holger Sieg, University of Pennsylvania
  • Inviter
    Time
    13:15-14:30
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 165
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 264
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 246
    22 to 24 June 2015

    Workshop SOEPcampus@Universität Mannheim 2015

    This year's SOEPcampus@Universität Mannheim Workshop "Längsschnittdatenanalyse mit dem Sozio-oekonomischen Panel (SOEP)" will take place from June 22-24 (workshop held in German).

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    Location
    Universität Mannheim
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 283
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