Veranstaltungen

Demographie und Bevölkerung
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20. April 2016

Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen Capturing actual work hours and preferred work hours in Germany

The estimation of over- and underemployment in Germany is normally based on data of Mikrozensus (Ehing 2014: 4) or of the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). However, the results differ and may lead to different political conclusions. A recent publication of the Statistisches Bundesamt (Rengers 2015), which is based on the Mikrozensus 2014, points out that for 9.3 percent of the overall labour force actual work hours and preferred work hours differ. A majority of them would prefer to increase their actual work hours. Contrary to that, estimations based on SOEP 2012 (Holst/Wieber 2014) show that 71 percent of all employees face a mismatch between actual and preferred work hours with a majority preferring a reduction of their work hours.

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  • Julia Bringmann, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

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    6. April 2016

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen What drives ethnic de-segregation: selective mobility of immigrants out of co-ethnic neighbourhoods

    The value of segregated neighbourhoods in the process of integration is highly debated with often ideologically charged arguments. This study investigates the effect of socio-economic and cultural assimilation on selective mobility of immigrants. For that, detailed neighbourhood and housing market information are linked to representative household panel data for Germany. The data allows distinguishing the ethnic composition of households and their neighbours. This enables a fine-grained assessment on the relation between co-ethnicity and mobility while controlling for regional supply and demand of housing. As a result, higher income and being a second-generation immigrant are associated with moving out (vs. moving among) co-ethnic neighbourhoods. Other indicators of cultural assimilation such as German language proficiency, holding a German passport and affiliation to one’s home country show no significant effect. Feeling generally disadvantaged due to origin has also little explanatory power for the residential behaviour of immigrants. However, experienced discrimination in the housing is particularly apparent among out movers. The results are in line with the spatial assimilation model but emphasize structural and not cultural terms that drive moving out of co-ethnic neighbourhoods. The popular accusation of ethnic self-segregation should therefore be revisited and contrasted with barriers for residential and social mobility among immigrants.

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    16. März 2016

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Personality and Marriage: Selection or Causal Effects?

    Personality traits (also called noncognitive skills) are an important predictor for many economic outcomes and indicators of wellbeing, such as labor force participation, income, and health. While it is well established that personality changes during childhood and can be influenced by interventions, much less is known about whether personality is malleable during young adulthood. This is because of the difficulty of separating correlation and causal effects for a period of life where there are few controlled or natural experiments available.

    In this research, we empirically investigate whether marriage during young adulthood affects personality. To separate selection into marriage by personality from a causal effect of marriage in young adulthood on personality, we use as identification strategy the sharp decrease in marriage rates in East Germany induced by the German reunification.

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  • Kristin Kleinjans (California State University)

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    9. März 2016

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen Full or partial retirement? A dynamic discrete choice analysis

    We consider forward looking older workers deciding between immediate retirement and working full-time or part-time until a given retirement age. We discuss the advantages and disadvantages of modelling the part-time work decision in the option value and the dynamic programming models.

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  • Tunga Kantarci (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)

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    2. März 2016

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Political Socialization after Parental Separation: Breaking with the Traditional Family Model

    The increase in divorce rates over the past decades challenges the traditional image of the two-parent family. Yet, this traditional view of the family remains most often central to political socialization research. Therefore, this study investigates how parental separation affects the political socialization process, by comparing adults who did and did not experience parental separation while living at home. I firstly expect that parental separation yields more left-wing ideologies and more favourable attitudes towards redistribution, because of the economic deprivation that is often caused by parental separation. Secondly, I expect more liberal attitudes towards sexual and family ethics among adult children of whom the parents have separated during their childhood, because of the experience of parents breaking with traditional family norms. As a first step, pan-European multilevel analyses are performed using the European Values Study to investigate to what extent the political preferences and attitudes towards sexual and family ethics of adult children with divorced parents differ, from those without separated parents. Secondly, household data from Germany (G-SOEP) is used, that allows to control for parental preferences, and to estimate sibling fixed effect models in which the effect of divorce on political attitudes is investigated, by comparing siblings from the same family with differential experiences regarding their parental separation.

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  • Mathilde M. van Ditmars (European University Institute)

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    17. Februar 2016

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Dynastic Inequality and Persistence of Human Capital Over Three Generations

    Empirical research on the persistence of inequality has been largely restricted to a two generational framework, mainly due to a lack of appropriate data on multiple generations. At the same time, it is often assumed that the intergenerational persistence of socio-economic outcomes follows a first-order Markov process; i.e. the influence of ancestors vanishes within few generations. However, an increasing number of studies show that this assumption should be revisited. This study aims to quantify the extend of persistence of human capital over three generations, comparing the US and Germany. Hereby, we make use of the rich informational content of nationally representative household survey data; the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) and the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). Applying different measures, we evaluate the persistence of human capital over a span of over 120 years. Our results highlight a relatively high persistence of human capital over three generations in both countries, while intergenerational mobility is slightly lower in Germany than in the US. Finally, we cannot reject the hypothesis that the grandparental coefficient is higher than the one obtained by an iterated regression procedure assuming an AR(1) process, shedding light on the long-run aspects of equality of opportunity within the two societies.
    (joint with Maximilian Stockhausen, FU Berlin)

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  • Guido Neidhöfer (FU Berlin)

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    10. Februar 2016

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen Full or partial retirement? Effects of the pension incentives and increasing retirement age in the Netherlands and the United States

    The share of the older workers in the labor force has increased due to population aging and pension reforms in many countries. However, rules of the public and private pension schemes and restrictions from the employers still require large populations of older workers with possibly heterogeneous work preferences to retire fully at a given age. We study the preferences of older people for a rich set of retirement trajectories characterized by early or delayed full retirement as well as partial retirement at various ages in the Netherlands and the United States. Two in five prefer partial retirement over early or delayed abrupt full retirement. This suggests that partial retirement can substantially increase the utility derived from work in old age. Furthermore, we study the effects of the pension incentives and increasing retirement age on the preferences to delay retirement fully or partially as means of reducing public expenditure. Individuals want to use partial retirement to extend their work lives if deferring pension rights are made actuarially attractive or if pension accruals are made less generous. On the other hand, as the retirement age increases, individuals want to retire early or work part-time instead of full-time. The comparison of the results between the Netherlands and the United States shows that while people in the Netherlands are responsive to a substitution effect of higher pensions, people in the United States are responsive to an income effect of higher pensions.

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  • Tunga Kantarci (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)

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    12:30 - 13:30
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    27. Januar 2016

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen Career Breaks of Mothers and the Role of Time Discounting

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    20. Januar 2016

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar The Determinants of Natives’ Intergroup Relationships with Migrants - An Analysis using SOEP-data

     Private intergroup relationships between natives and migrants, such as friendships and companionships, are traditionally treated as important indicator of migrant integration. In addition, they are discussed as a facilitating factor in migrants’ search for high-quality work, as a way to diminish mutual prejudice and to break stereotypes and finally as opportunity for natives to acquire skills to deal with challenges beyond the borders of their home-country. In my analysis, I try to identify personal characteristics and environmental factors that influence German natives’ personal relationships with persons of non-German origin. Ego-centered network research on intergroup relationships has so far neglected the native part of such relationships in favor of the non-native side. Information on over 18,000 German natives’ visiting contacts at home were collected by the Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) between 2007 and 2015 in five waves and thereby enable longitudinal analyses that focus on intra-personal changes. Exploiting SOEP-survey-data enriched with small-scale neighborhood information, a wide range of possible determinants, including occupational status, neighborhood composition and attitudes towards migration are researched.

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    13. Januar 2016

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen Labor Market Frictions and Retirement Timing in Germany – A Structural Model and Subsequent Ex-Ante Policy Evaluation

    Losing a job after age 60 in Germany is virtually equivalent to the end of one’s working life. Roughly 25% of job exits after age 60 are involuntary with considerable variation along region, age, tenure and education. Considering this, I estimate a structural model of retirement timing in the presence of labor market frictions. A subsequent ex-ante policy analysis is meant to illustrate the likely consequences of shifting the regular retirement age to 67 (“Rente mit 67”) in terms of average retirement age. Scenarios without frictions provide an upper bound for the reaction potential of the work force and likely to overestimate the true effect.

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    9. Dez 2015

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen 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.

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    25. Nov 2015

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen 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.

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  • Wiebke Schulz, Universität Bielefeld

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    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.

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  • Carolyn Morgan (Ohio State University)

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    12:30 - 13:30
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    2. Oktober 2015

    Workshop KOMIED Workshop

    Ein Workshop im Rahmen des von der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft geförderten Forschungsprojektes

    Kommunale Infrastrukturunternehmen zwischen Energiewende und demografischem Wandel (KOMIED) - Industrieökonomische Analysen mit Mikrodaten der Energie-, Wasser- und Abfallwirtschaft

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    1. - 2. Oktober 2015

    Veranstaltung Lebensqualitätsforschung zwischen Wissenschaft und Politikberatung
    Jahrestagung der DGS-Sektion Soziale Indikatoren in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Forschungsverbund Berichterstattung zur sozioökonomischen Entwicklung in Deutschland

    Die DGS-Sektion Soziale Indikatoren wird ihre diesjährige Jahrestagung in Zusammenarbeit mit dem soeb-Verbund unter dem Titel "Lebensqualitätsforschung zwischen Wissenschaft und Politikberatung" ausrichten.

    Die Bundesregierung plant, im Zuge der Regierungsstrategie „Gut leben – Lebensqualität in Deutschland“ ein Indikatorensystem
    zu entwickeln und im Laufe der 18. Legislaturperiode vorzustellen. Damit erhöht sich der Stellenwert des Themas Lebensqualität
    auf der politischen und öffentlichen Agenda. Diese, für die Wohlfahrtsforschung erfreuliche Entwicklung wird zum Anlass
    genommen, über Ansätze und Befunde der Lebensqualitätsforschung zu diskutieren: Welche Konzepte bieten sich an? Wie stellt
    sich Lebensqualität in Deutschland (und Europa) empirisch dar? Was wissen wir über die gesellschaftspolitische Gestaltbarkeit
    des guten Lebens?

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    Jan Delhey, Sektionssprecher Soziale Indikatoren, Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg
    Anmeldung: Frau Fuhrmann-Herzberg, Sekretariat Allgemeine Soziolo-gie/Makrosoziologie, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg: manuela.fuhrmann-herzberg@ovgu.de
    30. Juni 2015

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Towards a Multidimensional Poverty Index for Germany

    This paper compiles a multidimensional poverty index for Germany. Drawing on the capability approach as conceptual framework, I apply the Alkire-Foster method using German panel data. I suggest a novel operationalization for deprivation in social participation and a new justification for including material deprivation as an additional dimension. Moreover, I also address the role of an additional income dimension in multidimensional poverty indices. The results are consistent with earlier findings, but also reveal several new insights. Specifically, numerous decompositions of the poverty index prove helpful in better tracking and understanding complex developments. Comparing multidimensional and income-based methods, I find only a modest overlap of people considered as poor by both approaches. I argue that this finding supports multidimensional poverty measures.

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  • Nicolai Suppa (TU Dortmund)
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    12:30 - 13:30
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    3. Juni 2015

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Trends of unemployment scarring over time in Germany

    To date, we find abundant evidence that unemployment leads to reduced wages upon re-employment (e.g. Arulampalam, 2001; Burda and Mertens, 2001; Gangl, 2006) and also negatively affects other job quality outcomes (Brand, 2006). We still lack a systematic account of scarring trends over time, however. One central goal of our contribution is to fill this gap and investigate how scar effects in Germany have evolved over time and to unveil the institutional and macro-economic mechanisms behind observed trends. Moreover, existing work has rarely considered effect heterogeneity in unemployment scarring and changing compositions of the unemployed over time. By not considering these, substantial parts of the observed temporal trends with respect to average scar effects could be due to changes in the composition of the unemployed. By contrast, in our study we deliberately investigate the role of composition in explaining change over time. We believe that our focus on time trends on the one hand and on compositional change on the other, will provide us with the new opportunity to test existing theoretical explanations for unemployment scarring and thus has the potential to offer important insights into the mechanisms that drive cumulative disadvantage following unemployment.

    Using data from the German Socio-economic Panel 1985-2013 we estimate the effects of a recent unemployment experience on subsequent employment outcomes. In particular, we focus on the scar effects of unemployment on reemployment probabilities and (conditional on being reemployed) on subsequent wages and occupational status. The longitudinal nature of the data affords us with the possibility to examine the employment outcomes for workers who experience a spell of unemployment and compare them to those of (otherwise similar) workers who did not experience unemployment. Based on this empirical approach, one can extract the average re-employment probabilities as well as the wage and occupational status penalties that are associated with unemployment and investigate the changing nature of unemployment scarring over time. Furthermore, we are able to test for change in compositional effects over time. By so doing, some more light is shed on the important issue of heterogeneous effects of unemployment, which clearly goes beyond looking at average treatment effects. We achieve these goals of the empirical analyses by combining a new matching method called ‘Coarsened Exact Matching’ (CEM) proposed by Iacus, King & Porro (2008) with the difference-in-differences approach (Heckman et al., 2007). This analytical strategy allows us to control for selection based on observable and unobservable characteristics. We are estimating the ‘treatment effects’ of unemployment covering an observational period of more than 25 years.

    Our preliminary results confirm the findings of prior work that unemployment leaves substantial scars. Scars are not only observed shortly after the unemployment spell, but also in the mid-term (4 years after the unemployment incidence) suggesting that the labour market disadvantage caused by unemployment is rather persistent. With respect to the evolution of these scar effects we show that there is no secular trend over the time period under study. However, there exists considerable temporal variation in the size of scarring effects. The specific pattern of this temporal variation can be partly brought in line with the business cycle, but parts of the observed temporal effects are also to be explained by fundamental reforms of the German unemployment benefit system. Finally, we investigate the role of compositional effects. Drawing on the idea of decomposition techniques and using a reweighting approach, we can examine whether we would observe the same scarring trends if our population had stayed the same. Our findings suggest that in some periods the estimation of average treatment effects is affected by compositional change. In particular, while in the mid-90s the specific composition of the unemployed at that time leads to an estimation of larger average treatment effects regarding wages, from the mid-2000s the opposite is the case. A detailed inspection of these specific time periods suggest that this is mainly due to an over-proportional share of high-skilled workers and men, in the mid-90s, as well as their underrepresentation from the mid-2000s. This result underlines the necessity to consider effect heterogeneity as well as changing compositions when investigating the scarring effects of unemployment.
    (Paper joint with Johannes Giesecke)

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  • Martina Dieckhoff (WZB Berlin)
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    20. Mai 2015

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar The Impact of Job Loss on Risk-taking

    Using German panel data and plant closure as an exogenous unemployment shock, we show that job loss affects individual risk-taking in very heterogeneous ways: Those who experience involuntary job loss and quick reemployment report a significant rise in risk aversion. We also find some evidence that individuals who stay unemployed report a drop in risk aversion. In addition, we observe strong anticipation of the risk-taking effects of job loss as well as reversion of the effects over time.

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  • Clemens Hetschko (Freie Universität Berlin)
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    13. April 2015

    Workshop Stadtwerke-Economics 2015

    Der Workshop findet im Rahmen des von der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft geförderten KOMIED-Projektes statt.

    Kommunale Infrastrukturunternehmen stehen vor gewaltigen Herausforderungen. Zu erhöhtem Kostensenkungsdruck und verschärften Wettbewerbs- und Regulierungsvorschriften kommen weitreichende energie- und klimapolitische Zielsetzungen sowie Anforderungen durch den demografischen Wandel. Kostensenkende Erwartungen durch Privatisierungen haben sich vielfach nicht erfüllt. Neue Lösungsansätze sind gefragt. Doch es mangelt bislang an theoretisch fundierten, empirisch belastbaren Analysen, welche die Effekte unterschiedlicher Unternehmensorganisationen auf Effizienz, Kosteneinsparungen und Verbraucherpreise bewerten. Vor dem Hintergrund werden im Rahmen des Workshops aktuelle Forschungsfragen und Forschungsergebnisse diskutiert.

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    11:00 - 18:00 Uhr
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    18. März 2015

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen The German child-care pension benefit and household savings

    In this paper, I estimate the impact of the German child-care pension benefit (Kindererziehungszeiten) on household savings, exploiting the pension reform 1992 as a natural experiment based on the Income and Expenditure Survey (EVS). The child-care pension benefits are designed as a compensation for employment interruptions due to child-birth and they increase a mother’s pension wealth. In principle, this implies negative incentives for private savings. However, the preliminary results indicate that household savings are not affected by the higher generosity of child-care pension benefits.

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