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Demographie und Bevölkerung
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4. Dez 2014

Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics Impact of Nutritional Interventions on cognitive skills
Evidence from India's Midday Meal Program

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  • Rajshri Jayaraman (ESMT)
  • Zeit
    17:30
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    29. Oktober 2014

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen Occupational Segregation and the Misallocation of Talent

    This paper studies how occupational segregation - the sorting of workers across occupations based on their demographic characteristics - affects the allocation of talent in a competitive labour market.  A model of occupational choice is proposed in which workers must rely on their social contacts to acquire job vacancy information.  Workers are assumed to differ in terms of their cost of specialising in different occupations and their productivity on the job.  In this environment, network effects in job search can lead to occupational segregation in equilibrium.  While occupational segregation implies benefits in terms of job-finding probability, it may also engender significant allocative inefficiencies. Efficient and equilibrium outcomes differ due to a network externality that leads workers to segregate too little, and a pecuniary externality that leads workers to segregate too much.  Which effect dominates is shown to depend on the elasticity of wages to changes in the degree of occupational segregation.

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    Zeit
    12:30 - 13:30
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Ansprechpartner/-in
    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 353
    30. Juni 2014

    30.06.2014 - 01.07.2014 Konferenz 11th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference
    SOEP2014

    The 11th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference (SOEP2014) will be held in Berlin, June 30 to July 1, 2014, at DIW Berlin and Hertie School of Governance. The conference provides researchers who use the SOEP with the opportunity to present and discuss their work with other researchers familiar with SOEP data. Researchers of all disciplines (e.g. economics, demography, geography, political science, public health, psychology and sociology) who use the SOEP or the SOEP part of the Cross-National Equivalent Files (CNEF) are invited to submit an abstract. We encourage in particular submissions of papers using the longitudinal features of the SOEP as well as cross national comparative analysis.

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    Keynote Speakers
  • Patricia McManus, Indiana University, Bloomington/USA Jacques Silber, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan/Israel
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    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 283
    5. - 6. Juni 2014

    Workshop Neighbourhood Effects - Empirical analyses and datasets on a small regional scale
    How does the neighbourhood influence the decision making of individuals and how do individuals sort themselves into neighbourhoods?

    Abschlussveranstaltung des Projektes "Nachbarschaftseffekte: Die Analyse individuell-rationalen Verhaltens im sozialen Kontext", das von einem Konsortium von RWI Essen, DIW Berlin, dem IAB in Nürnberg und der Universität Melbourne (Australien) durchgeführt worden.

    Ziel des Projekts ist, existierende Individualdatensätze, z.B. das SOEP oder den LIAB, zu geo-referenzieren und mit Informationen auf kleinräumiger Aggregationsebene, z.B. auf Ebene des Kreises oder des PLZ-Bezirks, anzureichern. Dies erlaubt die Analyse des kausalen Einflusses des sozialen Umfelds auf das individuelle Verhalten, z.B. auf die Inanspruchnahme staatlicher Transferleistungen, den Austritt aus der Arbeitslosigkeit oder die Integration von Migranten in die Gesellschaft.

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    Keynote Speakers
  • Paul Elhorst (University of Groningen) Maarten van Ham (Delft University of Technology)
  • Ansprechpartner/-in
    extern
    FDZ Ruhr am RWI Essen
    Dr. Sandra Schaffner
    fdz@rwi-essen.de
    4. Juni 2014

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen The Freedom of Others: On Behavioral Responses to Mass-Releases from Prisons in the German Democratic Republic (East Germany)

    Using a wide range of administrative criminal, prison, and police records from the GDR, the paper estimates the incapacitation effect on crime. The paper analyzes a unique quasi-natural experiment: A collective pardon of essentially all GDR prison population in 1987. An instrumental variable strategy is applied to relate crime and recidivism rates to pardon-induced releases from prison. Preliminary results indicate a significantly higher probability of crime and recidivism after the pardon. Interpreting changing levels in incapacitation in a non-democratic state as varying rates of repression the paper contributes to both, the literature on crime and democratization. (research idea)

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    Zeit
    12:30 - 13:30
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 265
    26. Februar 2014

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen How far do criminals understand the criminal law? Evidence from French mandatory sentencing

    This paper studies the deterrent effect of a medium increase in the severity of sentences and documents how the understanding of the newly enacted law evolves in the criminal population. The empirical strategy exploits mandatory sentencing act against repeat offenders passed by the French parliament in August 2007. The law specifically targets offenders who did the same act twice. Nevertheless, it was mainly presented as a law against recidivists without further explanation. I use a unique dataset including individual level data reporting the outcome of all trials ended with a conviction in France. The identification strategy is based on timing of events framework and competing risk analysis. It exploits the fact that offenders sentenced before the law was passed differ by the type of their new offense and the time between the first conviction and the date of application of the law. The analysis shows a significant short term deterrent effect of the law which disappear after some months. It also shows that the short term effect also concerns crimes that were presented as targeted but were not effectively affected. After four months, new offenses of different type are not deterred while new offenses of similar type still are.

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  • Arnaud Philippe
  • Zeit
    12:30-13:30
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 610
    19. Februar 2014

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Age Differences in Risk Taking

    Do risk preferences change as a function of age? I will present results of meta-analyses, small behavioral experiments, as well as preliminary analysis of SOEP that suggest that age may lead to decreased self-reported risk taking but that age-related changes may vary significantly as a function of the life domain and measure adopted. These results suggests that more work is needed to understand the properties of risk taking measures which has implications for studying age-related as well as individual differences in this domain. 

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  • Mata Rui (Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, and Uni Basel)
  • Zeit
    12:30-13:30
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 587
    10. Juli 2013

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar What is the effort for? Employment histories and incomes in later life in Europe

    The income situation of the elderly population in modern welfare states is the result of an interplay of individual developments over the life course and the national institutional and policy framework. While achievements on the labor market generally are the basis for the economic status in retirement, their actual effect, however, may vary according to the specific national conditions related to pension system, labor market policy and gender regime. I use data of the SHARELIFE study (3rd wave of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe), which contains life-history information of older individuals in 13 European countries, to analyze individual and institutional determinants of the income situation in later life and their interplay. The results show, first, considerable cross-national variation in the effect of employment history characteristics, especially regarding female part-time employment and family care. Second, institutional factors shape the relationship of employment history and old age income situation of women, while those factors are rather irrelevant for the income situation of older men.
    The talk will also include a comparison of SHARE and SOEP regarding the survey procedures for retrospective employment history information.

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  • Katja Möhring (GK SOCLIFE, University of Cologne)
  • Zeit
    12:30-13:30
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 587
    12. Oktober 2012

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar Risk attitudes, Development and Growth.
    Evidence from Experiments in 28 Countries

    Abstract:
    We measure risk attitudes across 28 different countries in a controlled, fully incentivized experiment. The results contribute to building bridges between different strands of literature. First and foremost, we show that risk attitudes vary considerably between countries. For typical experimental stakes, risk seeking or neutrality is just as frequent as risk aversion. Looking at a cross-section of countries at different development levels, we find a very strong and highly significant positive correlation between median risk aversion and income per capita. This gives rise to a paradox, seen that within-country risk aversion has been found to be negatively associated with income. The paradox is resolved by recurring to Unified Growth Theory. Our results are consistent with the prediction that risk attitudes act as a transmission mechanism for growth by encouraging entrepreneurship. Implications for different accounts of comparative development are discussed.

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    Referent/-in
  • Ferdinand Vieider, WZB
  • Zeit
    13:15-14:45
    Ort
    Gustav-Schmoller-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 3.3.002A Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 470
    24. - 26. Sept 2012

    Workshop SOEPcampus at datalab2012@Universität Bielefeld
    "Analysepotentiale sozialwissenschaftlicher Forschungsdaten - Längsschnittliche und kontextbezogene Daten"

    Die Veranstaltung findet vom 24. bis 26. September 2012 an der Universität Bielefeld statt. Vom 15. Juli 2012 an können Sie sich anmelden! Die Veranstaltung richtet sich insbesondere an DoktorandInnen und NachwuchswissenschaftlerInnen, aber auch an Studierende aus den Fächern Soziologie, Ökonomie, Politikwissenschaft und Psychologie.

    Im Rahmen des SOEP-Moduls werden neben einer Einführung in den Datensatz viele praktische Übungen zur Aufbereitung von SOEP-Daten angeboten, außerdem wird die Veranstaltung begleitet von ExpertInnenvorträgen zum Thema Paneldaten. In den computerbezogenen Lehreinheiten wird ausschließlich die Statistik-Software STATA verwendet. TeilnehmerInnen ohne STATA-Kenntnisse wird deshalb eine Einführungsveranstaltung am 24. September 2012 angeboten.

    Zudem setzt der Workshop Kenntnisse in multivariaten Analyseverfahren voraus.

    Ausführliche Informationen zum Workshop sowie die Online-Anmeldung finden Sie hier.

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    Ort
    Universität Bielefeld
    28. - 29. Juni 2012

    Konferenz 10th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference
    SOEP2012

    The 10th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference (SOEP2012) will be held in Berlin, June 28-29, 2012 at DIW Berlin & Hertie-School of Governance and at the Headquarter of the Leibniz Association (WGL). The conference provides researchers who use the SOEP with the opportunity to present and discuss their work with other researchers familiar with SOEP data. Researchers for all disciplines (e.g. economics, demography, geography, political sciences, public health, psychology, and sociology) who use the SOEP or the German part of the Cross-National Equivalent Files (CNEF) are invited to submit an abstract. We encourage in particular submission of papers using the longitudinal features of SOEP as well as papers on survey methodology and cross-national comparative analysis.

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    Keynote Speakers
  • Shelly Lundberg, Leonard Broom Endowed Chair in Demography at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Bergen, Norway Janet Gornick, Director of the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS), and Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY)
  • Ansprechpartner/-in
    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 283
    18. - 20. Juni 2012

    Workshop SOEPcampus@Universität Mannheim 2012
    Workshop "Längsschnittdatenanalyse mit dem Sozio-oekonomischen Panel (SOEP)"

    An der Universität Mannheim findet vom 18. bis zum 20. Juni 2012 ein Workshop zur Längsschnittdatenanalyse mit dem SOEP statt. Der Workshop wird von Prof. Dr. Thomas Gautschi von der Universität Mannheim und der Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) in Zusammenarbeit mit dem SOEP am DIW Berlin durchgeführt. Die Veranstaltung richtet sich an fortgeschrittene Studierende, DoktorandInnen und NachwuchswissenschaftlerInnen aus den Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften. Der Workshop bietet die Möglichkeit,
    einen fundierten Einblick in das Arbeiten mit dem SOEP zu erhalten. Es wird ein Überblick über die Analysemöglichkeiten mit dem SOEP und eine Einführung in die Datenaufbereitung gegeben. Weiterhin werden zwei Verfahren zur Analyse von Paneldaten vorgestellt (Panelregression, Propensity Score Matching) -  einschließlich von Übungen auf Basis des SOEP. Zusammen bieten beide Teile
    eine Grundlage für eigene Forschungsarbeiten mit dem SOEP und ähnlichen Längsschnittdatensätzen.


    Vorkenntnisse
    Voraussetzung für die Teilnahme sind solide Kenntnisse in multivariaten Analyseverfahren und erste praktische Erfahrungen mit der Datenanalyse. Kenntnisse im Arbeiten mit dem SOEP werden nicht vorausgesetzt. In den Beispielen und Übungen im Rahmen des Workshops wird ausschließlich das Statistikprogrammpaket STATA verwendet.

    Organisation & Anmeldung
    Ansprechpartner seitens des Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Mannheim (CDSS) ist Marcus Brocard (). Auf der Homepage der GESS finden Sie ein Anmeldeformular sowie weitere Informationen zum Workshop und Details zum Programm. Die TeilnehmerInnenzahl ist begrenzt. Die Teilnahmegebühr beträgt 30,– € (reduziert für Studierende 10,– €).

    Ort
    Universität Mannheim
    Ansprechpartner/-in
    extern
    Marcus Brocard (cdss@uni-mannheim.de)
    22. März 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.

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  • Anette Fasang (HU Berlin)
  • Zeit
    13:30 - 14:30
    Ort
    Ferdinand-Friedensburg-Raum DIW Berlin Raum 2.3.001 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 308
    29. Februar 2012

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen 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.

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    Zeit
    12:30-13:30
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 308
    23. Nov 2011

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen 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.

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  • Florian Ade
  • Zeit
    12:30-13:30
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 517
    24. - 25. Juni 2011

    Konferenz Development Economics and Policy

    Die diesjährige Jahrestagung "Development Economics and Policy" findet am 24. und 25. Juni 2011 in Berlin statt und wird von der KfW Entwicklungsbank und dem Deutschen Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin) ausgerichtet.

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    Keynote Speaker
  • Alan Winters (Universität Sussex und Chefökonom DFID)
    Eliana La Ferrara (Universität Bocconi, Italien)
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    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 441
    20. - 22. Juni 2011

    Workshop SOEPcampus@Universität Mannheim 2011
    Workshop "Längsschnittdatenanalyse mit dem Sozio-oekonomischen Panel (SOEP)"

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    Universität Mannheim
    Ansprechpartner/-in
    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 283
    Ansprechpartner/-in
    extern
    soep@uni-mannheim.de
    8. April 2011

    Symposium Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Information? Möglichkeiten und Grenzen des Zensus 2011

    Warum braucht Deutschland einen Zensus? Warum gibt es keine klassische Volkszählung mehr? Wird das neue Zensusverfahren genauso verlässliche Informationen liefern? Wer wird eigentlich noch befragt, welche Registerdaten werden verwendet, ist der Datenschutz gewährleistet?

    Das Symposium wird die politische Relevanz der Zensusergebnisse thematisieren, von der nationalen bis zur kommunalen Ebene. Die neuartige Zensusmethode wird zum einen überblickartig erläutert, zum anderen wird die wichtige Frage geklärt, warum eine Stichprobenbefragung bei Haushalten ausreicht, um die Qualität der Ergebnisse zur amtlichen Einwohnerzahl zu sichern und um eine ganze Reihe anderer wichtiger Ergebnisse - Erwerbstätigkeit, Bildung, Migrationshintergrund, Religion - zu liefern.

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    Zeit
    10:00-16:30
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    Schumpeter Saal DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 283
    17. - 18. März 2011

    Symposium 7th International Young Scholar German SOEP Symposium

    For the seventh time the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) of the University of Bremen and the Jacobs University and the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) in collaboration with the Hanse Institute for Advanced Study (HWK) are pleased to announce the "International Young Scholar German Socio-Economic Panel Symposium".

    The symposium provides an opportunity for doctoral students of all disciplines (e.g. economics, demography, psychology, sociology) at any stage of their doctoral thesis to present empirical research in progress - carried out with SOEP or comparable panel data such as BHPS or SHP - and to discuss theoretical, conceptual and empirical issues with senior researchers. We encourage interested young scholars to submit abstracts.

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    Ort
    Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg Delmenhorst/ Germany
    Ansprechpartner/-in
    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 (0) 421-218  66355
    Ansprechpartner/-in
    extern
    Ekaterina Uglanova
    BIGSSS, Jacobs University
    euglanov@bigsss-bremen.de
    17. Nov 2010

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar SOEP Brown Bag Seminar
    The Individual Level Dynamics of Bounded Partisanship

    Thomas J. Scotto  (University of Essex )

    Abstract
    Over the past half century, scholars utilized a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to study the attachment or identification voters have with political parties. However, models on partisan (in)stability ignore its bounded character.
    Making use of Mixed Latent Markov Models we measure change and stability of individual-level West German partisan identification captured over a 24 year period via the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSEOP). Results suggest that distinctive subpopulations exist, which follow different patterns of partisan stability. One party's loss is not necessarily another party's gain.

    Zeit
    12:30 - 13:30
    Ort
    Gustav-Schmoller-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 3.3.002A Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Ansprechpartner/-in
    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 228
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