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13 June 2012

SOEP Brown Bag Seminar SOEP Brown Bag Seminar
Socioeconomic status, Parenting practices, and Conscientiousness in Early Childhood

The role of personality traits in the production of social inequality has increasingly been the subject of sociological inquiry. Conscientiousness, in particular, has proven to be an important predictor of educational achievement and occupational attainment. The importance of conscientiousness in predicting unequal outcomes in the life course leads to the question of whether differences in this trait have their origins in social stratification. Parenting practices have been shown to vary across socioeconomic strata and to influence children's outcomes in different ways. Yet there has been little research to date on the extent to which dimensions of parenting mediate or moderate the effects of SES on child outcomes. The main objective of this paper is to identify whether primary caregivers in Germany differ in their parenting practices by socioeconomic characteristics, and whether these affect the development of conscientiousness in early childhood.

The study analyzes data from the SOEP, in which children are observed at three measurement points: 0-23 months, 2-3 years, and 5-6 years (N=519).

The results suggest that in Germany,  parenting practices, which, as expected, differ across  SES, partially mediate the relaton between SES and childs conscientiousness.  Results remain unchanged even after the effect of infant/toddler temperament on parenting practices is taken into account.

Speaker
  • Till Kaiser (Universität 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 344
    6 June 2012

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions Effects of introducing a general interest barrier - Evidence from the German corporate tax reform 2008

    In this study we investigate the impact of the thin capitalization rule (TCR) introduced in Germany in 2008 on firms; capital structure, investment and profitability. Since all firms are better off by avoiding the TCR, this means analyzing firms; behavior to avoid the TCR. The identification of the causal effects is based on the escape clauses in the regulation using a difference-in-difference approach. Our results present evidence that firms strongly react (to the new regulation) in order to avoid the limited deductibility of interest expenses: They either decrease their debt ratio or split their assets to use the exemption limit. The latter is especially used by firms with an interest result around the exemption limit of the interest barrier. In general no negative investment effects are caused in the short run by the TCR. This suggests that a part of the firms is able to substitute equity for debt at low costs or expects to be able to circumvent the regulation. However, investment might also be fixed in the short-run for example due to long-lasting contracts. Moreover, our results suggest that the TCR is quite successful in broadening the tax base in the short-run.

    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 308
    30 May 2012

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar SOEP Brown Bag Seminar
    Die Analyse von Paneldaten in der deutschsprachigen empirischen Soziologie

    Zur Ausschöpfung des Potentials von Paneldaten bedarf es der Anwendung spezifischer Methoden. In einschlägigen methodischen Publikation werden dabei solche Analyseinstrumente als geeignet verhandelt, welche die Längsschnittinformation der Daten durch Transformationen isolieren, wie Fixed Effects oder First Differences. Trotzdem zeigen (Meta-) Untersuchungen zur Methodenwahl in soziologischen Fachorganen (z.B. Halaby 2004), dass in der empirischen Soziologie bisher noch kein Standard zur Analyse von Paneldaten etabliert ist.

    Im Lichte dieser Zusammenhänge soll unsere Studie aufklären, wie weit in der deutschsprachigen Soziologie solche Methoden verbreitet sind, welche das in Paneldaten enthaltene Potential zur Kausalitätsannäherung abrufen. Dazu wird im Rahmen einer Metaanalyse von empirischen Panelstudien aus der Zeitschrift für Soziologie (ZFS) und der Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie (KZFSS) der Gebrauch verschiedener Methoden systematisiert, analysiert und schließlich bewertet.

    Konkret sollen erstens die Erkenntnisse aus dem methodischen Diskurs zur Angemessenheit verschiedener Analyseverfahren aufgegriffen und illustriert werden. Zweitens werden 46 vorliegende deutschsprachige Panelstudien aus den Jahren 2000 bis 2009 mit Blick auf die Methodenwahl analysiert und verglichen. Dabei soll insbesondere überprüft werden, ob a.) die Annäherung an die Kausalitätsinterpretation (direkt oder indirekt) als Motiv zur Verwendung von Paneldaten artikuliert wird, b.) die verwendeten methodischen Instrumente konsistent zum kommunizierten Motiv sind und c.) die Begründung der Methodenwahl im methodischen Diskurs verankert ist. Drittens erfolgt auf Grundlage der Auswertung eine Bewertung des panelanaltischen Methodengebrauchs innerhalb der deutschsprachigen Soziologie.  

    Speaker
  • Michael Windzio (Direktor EMPAS an der Universität Bremen)
  • 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 344
    23 May 2012

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar SOEP Brown Bag Seminar
    Changes in the Patterns of Poverty Duration in Germany Over 1992-2010*

    Despite the introduction of major social policy reforms, since the mid-1980s Germany has been experiencing a steady increase in poverty rates among general population. It gave a boost to a great number of studies trying to explain why it happened. By applying decomposition techniques they have been exploring what kind of changes in household structures and labor market conditions of households could have potentially contributed to the dramatic increase in poverty rates over the recent two decades. At the same time, the literature available in the field does not shed light on how poverty duration has been evolving over time as well as what kind of forces might be responsible for it.

    Hence, this paper aims at exploring and explaining changes in the patterns of poverty duration in Germany over 1992-2010. To be more precise, the following set of questions will be addressed: (1) How the distribution of time spent by individuals in poverty evolved over 1992-2010? (2) Have the probabilities to exit (re-entry) poverty for spells with different durations changed over the period of interest and, if yes, how? (3) Which socio-economic and demographic characteristic of individuals and their households became more important determinants of poverty exits (re-entries) and which ones lost their significance with time? (4) What kind of social and economic policies introduced in 1992-2010 can be potentially responsible for the observed changes in the patterns of poverty duration?
    The primary method applied for the empirical part of the paper is discrete-time survival analysis based on the joint modeling of poverty entries and exits, controlling for unobserved heterogeneity and initial condition problem. In order to capture changes in poverty durations over time and explore potential contributions of different forces to these changes a five-year moving window is created and used for the analysis. It permits to investigate when exactly a change occurred and what forces might be potentially responsible for it.

    The data for the analysis is derived from the German Socio-Economic Panel. The waves covering 1990-2010 are used for the sample construction with the purpose to incorporate information on both Western and Eastern parts of Germany into analysis.

    Speaker
  • Iryna Kyzyma (CEPS/INSTEAD, BIGSSS)
  • 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 344
    23 May 2012

    Seminar In absolute or relative terms? How framing prices affects the consumer price sensitivity of health plan choice
    Leibniz Seminar für Arbeitsmarktforschung (BeNA)

    Abstract:This paper provides field evidence on (a) how price framing affects consumers' decision to switch health insurance plans and (b) how the price elasticity of demand for health insurance can be influenced by policymakers through simple regulatory efforts. In 2009, in order to foster competition among health insurance companies, German federal regulation required health insurance companies to express price differences between health plans in absolute Euro values rather than percentage point payroll tax differences. Using individuallevel panel data, as well as aggregated health plan-level panel data, we find that the reform led to a sixfold increase in an individual's switching probability and a threefold demand elasticity increase.

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    Speaker
  • Nicolas R. Ziebarth (Cornell University)
  • Time
    6.30 - 8.00 pm
    Location
    Berliner Büro des RWI Hessische Straße 10 10115 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 158
    Contact(s)
    external
    , FU Berlin
    16 May 2012

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar SOEP Brown Bag Seminar
    Day care (quality) and differences in child outcomes

    Studies in recent years show that universal child care has a beneficial impact on children‘s outcomes (e.g., Havnes/Mogstad 2009, 2011, Datta‐Gupta/Simonsen 2010, 2011). However evidence remains mixed on whether all types of day care attendance have a positive effect on children's development.  Some papers show that day care attendance can also negatively influence child outcomes: e.g. Seyda (2009) or Landvogit et al. (2007) examine if day care attendance increases children's likelihood to attend higher secondary education by accounting for full-time and part-time day care attendance. Both studies conclude that a longer duration decreases children's likelihood of higher secondary schooling. Yet, these studies investigate attendance vs. non‐attendance, or formal care vs. informal care, but day care "quantity" and day care quality are rarely differentiated.

    By combining data from the German Socio-Economic Panel study (SOEP) and administrative data on day care quality, this paper examines potential effects of duration of day care attendance as well as the underlying structural quality of day care institutions at the "Jugendamtsbezirk" (youth welfare office) level on changes in children's health or personality traits. If parents regard day care as an investment in the human capital of children, they were to prefer day care centers with "better" quality. Day care facilities vary in terms of structural quality, e.g. staff-child-ratio, group size, or education of day care teachers. Hence while it might be beneficial to attend a day care center, a longer stay at a facility with mediocre quality might have negative consequences.  This paper investigates in what way a child's duration of day care attendance and the quality of day care facilities influences differences in children's health or personality traits between age three and six. Preliminary results indicate that day care quality explains some of the variation in children's health and personality traits between age three and six.

    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 344
    9 May 2012

    Seminar The effect of unemployment on the mental health of spouses - Evidence from plant closures in Germany
    Leibniz Seminar für Arbeitsmarktforschung (BeNA)

    Abstract:
    Previous studies on the health effects of unemployment neglect spillover effects on spouses. This study estimates the effect of one spouse's unemployment on the mental health of the other spouse. In order to give the estimates a causal interpretation, this study focuses on an exogenous entry into unemployment (plant closure), and combines matching based on entropy balancing and difference-in-difference to make the estimation robust against selection on observables and time-invariant unobservables. Using German Socio-Economic Panel Study data this paper finds that unemployment decreases the mental health for spouses almost as much as for the directly affected individuals. The findings highlight that previous studies underestimate the public health costs of job loss as they do not consider the consequences for spouses.

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    Speaker
    Time
    6.30-8.00 pm
    Location
    Humboldt Universität Berlin Room 125 Spandauer Str. 1 10178 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 158
    Contact(s)
    external
    , FU Berlin
    9 May 2012

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions The Generalized Roy Model and The Cost-Benefit Analysis of Social Programs

    The standard analysis of treatment eff ects only considers the gross benefi t of treatment and does not consider the cost as perceived by the agents or the surplus arising from participation in programs (the private subjective evaluation of the program). This paper extends the analysis of Heckman and Vytlacil (1999, 2005) to identify parameters measuring the costs and net gains of arising from participation in a program within the context of a generalized Roy model. The analysis does not require that the analyst observe the subjective cost of treatment. Instead, we use information derived from agent choices about participating in a program to infer the cost of treatment as perceived by the agent. We apply our methodology to the analysis of college choice and nd that variability in net gains from attending college is mainly due to variability in the cost associated with schooling.

    Speaker
  • Philipp Eisenhauer (ZEW Mannheim)
  • Time
    16:30-17:30
    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 308
    2 May 2012

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar SOEP Brown Bag Seminar
    It’s the Economy, Stupid: A Context-based Theory of Civic and Political Participation in Germany

    There has been a recent shift in Political Science towards integrating
    aggregate-level contextual factors into the study of individual-level
    political behaviors. while intriguing, findings are inconsistent and
    this research area is bereft of theoretical underpinnings. The
    underlying idea that drives my dissertation is that civic and
    political participation are, at least partially, a response to
    economic, political and social realities.The literature on social
    context is rooted in the idea that the perception of threat influences
    civic and political behaviors. As I argue, perceptions of the threat
    represented by foreigners-and thus the impact of social context-vary
    based on local economic context. Foreigners are more likely to be seen
    as threatening in cities with restricted capacities to fulfill their
    traditional welfare tasks, which has consequences for civic and
    political behaviors.To develop this theory, I merge SOEP data with
    city-level economic, social and demographic data

    Speaker
  • Lindsay M. Pettingill (Georgetown 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 344
    11 April 2012

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions Labor supply of mothers with young children: Validating a structural model using a natural experiment

    In this paper we estimate an intertemporal structural model of labor supply for mothers with young children. In order to validate the structural model, we make use of a recently introduced parental leave reform in Germany. We compare the behavioral predictions of the structural model under the reform (out-of-sample fit) to results based on an evaluation of the parental leave reform as a natural experiment. We show that the structural model predicts actual behavior reasonably well. Based on both methods we find that due to the new parental leave scheme, that pays higher benefits for a shorter period of time, labor supply of mothers in the first year after giving birth declines, however increases in the second year. The results differ by socio-economic characteristics. We find the strongest effects for low-income mothers, who have a significantly higher probability to return to work two years after giving birth than under the old parental leave scheme.

    Speaker
    Time
    12:00-13:00
    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 308
    4 April 2012

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar SOEP Brown Bag Seminar
    Integrating Inequality in Multidimensional Poverty Indices: The Correlation Sensitive Poverty Index

    The study deals with the inclusion of inter-personal inequality in multidimensional poverty indices. Inter-personal inequality is usually equated with association among poverty dimensions, i.e. whether a substitute, complement, or independent relationship exists among the poverty dimensions in question. The equation produced a situation where the existence of simultaneous deprivations serves as the main justification for poverty measures to go beyond simple averages, yet is usually neglected in the actual calculations. This is also the case for the popular Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) utilised by UNDP in their Human Development Reports. The study questions the appropriateness of the equation and suggests to take a more holistic approach by defining inter-personal inequality as the association-sensitive spread of simultaneous deprivations across the population. The suggested definition is introduced in the form of a new axiom and it is demonstrated how this proceeding leads to a new identification method and eventually to a new class of correlation sensitive poverty indices. This new class is unique in the sense that it is the first class of additive poverty indices that i) is able to account for the fact that households may suffer from simultaneous deprivations, and ii) is association-sensitive. An example from India illustrates the empirical relevance of the new methodological approach. In particular, evidence is provided that reveals how the additional information provided by the new indices when compared to the MPI has the potential to improve the targeting of poverty reduction policies.

    Speaker
  • Nicole Rippin (Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik)
  • Time
    12:30 - 13:30
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Ferdinand-Friedensburg-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 2.3.001 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 308
    3 April 2012

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions Effects of changes in student composition on teacher mobility. Evidence from the admission reform

    This paper examines teacher job mobility using matcher employee-employer panel data from Stockholm municipality upper secondary schools. I utilize the exogenous change in upper secondary school admission which led to the sharp reshuffling of students within the municipality. This quasi experimental set up provides a unique opportunity to investigate the relationship between changes in student attributes and changes in teacher quality and turnover, which are not confounded with changes in school or neighborhood characteristics. Comparison of ordinary least squares and difference-in-differences estimates suggest that the former ones are severely biased and could provide a highly misleading, from policy perspective, conclusions. The causal estimates indicate that schools that experience upward shocks in student quality are more successful in retaining teachers, in particular, these that are more experienced and of high cognitive skills. Furthermore, I do find significant heterogeneity in the impact of minorities and principals compensatory behavior towards teachers. Nonetheless, the results suggest that student characteristics are endogenous to teacher turnover decisions.

    Speaker
  • Krzysztof Karbownik (Uppsala 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 308
    22 March 2012

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar SOEP Brown Bag Seminar
    Social Change and Family Formation: The German Reunification

    This project uses the German reunification to study how social change impacts two aspects of women's family formation: standardization - the degree to which women's family formation is similar, and pluralization - the development of new family formation patterns. In view of the Second Demographic Transition (SDT), institutional, economic, and ideational explanations for family behavior are discussed. The study proposes a new sequence analytical approach to calculate within and between group differences in family formation trajectories. Findings from the German Life History Study (GLHS) show a rapid de-standardization of family formation among East German women after the reunification. With the breakdown of the communist regime, East German women shifted away from a traditional early marriage pattern to alternative family forms. In contrast, West German women's family formation is more standardized after the reunification than before. They polarize into either a traditional or a delayed family formation pattern. As a result, East and West German women's family formation is just as different in the decades following the reunification as it was in divided Germany. The findings support that de-standardization and pluralization of family formation are transitional features of the SDT with a re-standardization of new family forms, once societies have passed through the SDT.

    Speaker
  • Anette Fasang (HU Berlin)
  • Time
    13:30 - 14:30
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Ferdinand-Friedensburg-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 2.3.001 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 308
    7 March 2012

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar SOEP Brown Bag Seminar
    How Important is the Family? Evidence from Sibling Correlations in the US, Germany and Denmark

    This paper is the first to analyze intergenerational economic mobility based on sibling correlations in permanent economic outcomes in Germany and to provide a cross-country comparison of Germany, Denmark, and the US. The main findings are as follows: the importance of family and community background in Germany is higher than in Denmark and comparable to that in the US. This holds true for brothers and sisters. In Denmark 20 percent of the inequality in permanent earnings can be attributed to family and community factors shared by brothers while the corresponding estimates are 43 percent in Germany and 45 percent in the US. For sisters the estimates are 19 percent for Denmark, 39 percent for Germany and 29 percent for the US. This ranking is shown to be robust against alternative approaches.

    Speaker
    Time
    12:30 - 13:30
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Gustav-Schmoller-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 3.3.002A Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 308
    29 February 2012

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions Risks and Returns to Educational Fields - A financial asset approach to vocational and academic education

    Applying a financial assets approach, we investigate the risks and returns to investments into different types of human capital. Even so the returns from investing in human capital have expensively been studied, little is known about the properties of the return to different types of human capital. Using information from the German Micro Census, we estimate the risk and returns to around 70 fields of study and differentiate between vocational and academic education. We find that there is a general trade-off between returns and earnings risk and human capital investments. Furthermore, we rank fields of education by their returns per unit of risk and find that academic education is not always superior to vocational education.

    Speaker
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 308
    18 January 2012

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions The Dynamics of Earnings in Germany: Evidence from Social Security Records

    We examine patterns of earnings volatility for male employees who are subject to statutory social security contributions in West Germany over the period 1986 - 2005. For this purpose, we analyse individual records covering highly reliable earnings biographies provided by the German Social Security Administration. We decompose earnings into permanent and transitory components and estimate parameters of the underlying variance-covariance structure of the earnings components model. This provides insights into the mechanics of earnings dynamics of the German labour market. We find evidence for increasing overall volatility which is predominantly driven by the permanent earnings component and therefore indicates increasing earnings inequality.

    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 517
    14 Dec 2011

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar SOEP Brown Bag Seminar
    Is health a predictor of job loss and high status attainment? A gender sensitive approach to health selection on the labor market

    Health effects on the labor market have most often been assessed using wage as the outcome variable. I estimate health effects on involuntary job loss and attainment of a high status position to see if health has an impact beyond wages. Using SOEP data and controlling for a wide range of human capital and non-labor-market constraints to capture indirect health selection I can show that there are indeed health effects on job loss and high status attainment. These effects differ by gender for high status attainment, but not for job loss. An explanation of increased returns to health in presence of discrimination is offered.
    In the end problems regarding measurement of health and bias due to simultaneity are and possible are discussed.

    Speaker
    Time
    12:30 - 13:30
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Gustav-Schmoller-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 3.3.002A Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 308
    23 Nov 2011

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions When can we trust population thresholds in regression discontinuity designs

    A recent literature uses variation just around legislative population thresholds to identify causal effects of institutional changes. We review the use of regression discontinuity designs using such thresholds. Our concern is threefold: (1) simultaneous exogenous (co-)treatment, (2) simultaneous endogenous choices and (3) manipulation and precise control over population measures. Revisiting the study by Egger and Koethenbuerger (2010), who analyse the relationship between council size and government spending, we present new evidence that these concerns matter for causal analysis. Our results suggest that empirical designs using population thresholds should be used with utmost care and confidence in the precise institutional setting.

    Speaker
  • Florian Ade
  • 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 517
    12 Sept 2011

    Berlin Lunchtime Meeting The Gender Pay Gap in the US: Going, Going, ..., But Not Gone

    Chair: Elke Holst
    Introduction: Anne Busch

    Professor Blau will describe trends in the gender pay gap in the United States in an international perspective, particularly the important gains in recent decades. She will consider fundamental explanations for the gender pay gap and use these explanations to understand the trends. Among the questions that she will consider are: Has discrimination against women in the US and other advanced countries declined? Does it still exist? What role do improvements in women's qualifications play in the reduction in the gender pay gap? Are there broad market-wide trends that help to explain the decrease? In particular, have trends in the demand for labor favored women relative to men? Why is the gender pay gap in the United States larger than in many other economically advanced countries? What role do government policies play in reducing the gender pay gap?

    Prof. Francine D. Blau, Frances Perkins Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Professor of Economics at Cornell University/USA, also DIW Research Professor, Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Research Fellow of IZA and CESIfo in Germany. She has written widely on gender issues, wage inequality, immigration, and international comparisons of labor market outcomes. In 2010 in Germany, the IZA Prize for outstanding academic achievement in the field of labor economics; she was the first woman to receive this prestigious award. Professor Blau has served as President of the Society of Labor Economists and the Labor and Employment Relations Association (formerly the Industrial Relations Research Association), Vice President of the American Economic Association (AEA), President of the Midwest Economics Association, and Chair of the AEA Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession.

    Anne Busch: DIW Berlin and Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.

    PD Dr. Elke Holst: Research Director Gender Studies, DIW Berlin.

    Registration is required. Please send an email to: .

    We look forward to your participation.

    Speaker
  • Prof. Francine D. Blau, Ph.D

  • Time
    12.00 - 13.00 followed by a buffet lunch
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Schumpeter Saal) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 569
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