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Soziales und Gesundheit
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23. März 2015

Veranstaltung WISIND-Abschlusskonferenz

Das WISIND-Projekt verwendet eine Fülle klassischer wie innovativer Forschungsmethoden, um einen Indikator alltäglicher krimineller Bedrohungen in Deutschland zu erstellen und in einen weiteren sozialen Kontext zu stellen. Des Weiteren wird die Sicherheitswirtschaft in Deutschland vermessen.

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Zeit
10:00 - 18:00
Ort
DIW Berlin (Schumpeter Saal) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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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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12:30 - 13:30
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DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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im DIW Berlin
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6. Februar 2015

DIW Applied Micro Seminar Plan switching and inertia in Medicare Part D: Evidence from administrative data

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  • Florian Heiß, Heinrich-Heine Universität, Düsseldorf
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    Zeit
    13:15-14:45
    Ort
    DIW Berlin (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 210
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    5. Februar 2015

    Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics Household efficiency in monogamous and polygamous marriages in Nigeria
    Results from a behavioural experiment

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  • Marleen Dekker (Leiden University)
  • Zeit
    17:30
    Ort
    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    21. Januar 2015

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen An instrument for every child? The effects of a universal music education program

    Universal music education programs have become increasingly popular among policy makers in Germany and other developed countries. They are presented as innovative policies that improve educational opportunities for the poor. The political hopes are based on the assumption that learning a musical instrument positively develops cognitive and non-cognitive skills. However, the educational effects of universal music education have been insufficiently studied. Using data from two household panel studies in Germany (SOEP and FiD), I examine whether a universal music education program decreases the strong association between socio-economic status and access to instrumental music lessons. I further investigate whether the program affected the development of non-cognitive skills as well as the likelihood to attend an upper secondary school. Regional and temporal variation in program implementation allows me to identify causal effects. Preliminary results suggest that universal music education projects successfully provide more equal access to extracurricular music activities. The program also shows small positive effects on social skills, in particular for children from disadvantaged social backgrounds.

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    Zeit
    12:30 - 13:30
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    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
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    7. Januar 2015

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen Inequality and Defined Benefit Pensions when Life Expectancy is Heterogeneous

    This study analyzes the distributional effects of a defined pension benefit system under heterogeneous life expectancies. For this purpose, we propose a methodology that quantifies life expectancy-based regressive redistribution using a life expectancy-adjusted benchmark scenario. This methodology is combined with a structural life-cycle model of labor supply, retirement and consumption decisions that allows for behavioral responses to changes in the pension system. We show that the German pension system induces a large regressive redistribution of life-time income, and has a relevant regressive effect on average annual consumption. Behavioral responses to regressive redistribution matter for the results. Introducing progressivity into either pension contributions or pension benefits only partially offsets the effects of life expectancy-based regressive redistribution via the pension system.

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    Zeit
    12:30 - 13:30
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    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
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    16. Dez 2014

    Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics RCT Research: When it works (as planned) and when it doesn't?
    Taking the case of microfinance evaluation studies.

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  • Britta Augsburg (Institute for Fiscal Studies)
  • Zeit
    17:30
    Ort
    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    12. Dez 2014

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar The Life Saving Effects of Hospital Proximity

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  • Veronica Grembi, Copenhagen Business School
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    13:15-14:45
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    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
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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
    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    26. Nov 2014

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen Long-term care reform and labour supply of carers

    In Germany, individuals in need of long-term care receive support through benefits of the long-term care insurance. A central goal of the insurance is to support informal care provided by family members. Care recipients can choose between benefits in kind (formal home care services) and benefits in cash. From a budgetary perspective family care is a cost-saving alternative to formal home care and to stationary nursing care. However, the opportunity costs resulting from reduced labor supply of the carer are often overlooked. We focus on the labor supply decision of family carers and the incentives set by the long-term care insurance. We estimate a structural model of labor supply and the choice of benefits of family carers. We find that benefits in kind have small positive effects on labor supply. Labor supply elasticities of cash benefits are larger and negative. If both types of benefits increase, negative labor supply effects are offset to a large extent.

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    Zeit
    12:30 - 13:30
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    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
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    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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    23. April 2014

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen The Effect of Early Universal Care on Objective Child Health Outcomes

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  • Verena Lauber (University of Konstanz)
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    12:30-13:30
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    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    8. Januar 2014

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Taking Social Policy Personally: Personality Traits and Welfare Attitudes Across Contexts of Social Need and Regime Socialization

    Previous political research on personality has largely focused on voting and partisan attitudes. This article explores the direct and the conditional relationship between the Big Five personality traits and welfare state attitudes in the context of five different areas or needs contexts for welfare provision. Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel 2002, we obtain robust evidence that neuroticism is associated with stronger support for the state's financial responsibility when unemployed, when sick, and for the family. The substantive effect of personality traits in predicting welfare attitudes is often as large as that of education, employment status, or partisan ideology. Moreover, unlike traits such as conscientiousness, openness and extraversion, the relationship between neuroticism and welfare attitudes is not conditioned by communist regime socialization. We conclude that personality in general and neuroticism in particular are unjustly neglected factors shaping individuals' preferences towards welfare provision, which deserve closer attention in future research.

    Keywords: Big Five, self-interest, socialization, communist legacy,
    German Socio-Economic Panel

    SSRN Download: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2282622

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  • Prof. Markus S. Tepe (Universität Oldenburg)
  • Zeit
    12:30-13:30
    Ort
    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    27. Nov 2013

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Looking Back in Anger? Retirement and Unemployment Scarring

    (joint with A. Knabe und R. Schöb)
    Unemployment leaves scars since it lowers workers' life satisfaction even when they are reemployed. Using German panel data, we test whether unemployment experience prior to retirement lowers well-being in retirement. Although retired people report the less life satisfaction the more unemployment they experienced, we cannot attribute this difference to unemployment. A final unemployment spell does not lower life satisfaction after retirement below the level during employment before. Actually, people are the more satisfied after retirement compared to employment periods the more unemployment they experienced in their lives. Our findings indicate that scars of unemployment are limited to working life and that retirement helps people to overcome issues coinciding with unemployment experience.

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  • Clemens Hetschko (FU Berlin)
  • Zeit
    12:30-13:30
    Ort
    DIW Berlin (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 461
    20. Nov 2013

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen Employment and Wage Impacts of Social Security Contributions

    We present work in progress on evaluating the employment and wage effects of social security contributions (SSC). We propose to use an equilibrium job search model allowing for extensive and intensive employment reactions, with firms also changing wages. The model naturally generates adjustment dynamics. Using firm-level data on productivity will allow us to identify to what extent productive workers and productive firms sort positively - an estimate for which we believe tax policy must be taken into account. We include detailed information on corporate taxation. The direction and degree of sorting will also determine the distributional impacts of SSC policies across different individuals. We propose to use long-running matched employer-employee data from France and Germany to consider the impacts of large changes in SSC on employment and wages.

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    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
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    16. Oktober 2013

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Stress inducing or relieving? Retirement's causal effect on health

    This paper estimates the causal effect of retirement on health using Regression Discontinuity Design and instrumental variables. Age serves as an assignment variable for the RDD estimation and eligibility for a state pension is used as an instrument for retirement. Self-reported health status and the physical and mental sum-mary score of the SF12 measure are used as dependent variables. The results show an increase in subjective health and mental health. There is evidence for effect heterogeneity with respect to gender, education and job satisfaction.

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    12:30-13:30
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    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
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    24. April 2013

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen Reducing binge drinking? The effect of a ban on late-night off-premise alcohol sales on alcohol-related hospital stays

    Excessive alcohol consumption among the youth is a major public health concern both in Germany and Europe. In March 2010 the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg banned the sale of alcoholic beverages between 10pm and 5am in off-premise outlets (e.g. petrol stations, supermarkets). We use monthly administrative data from a 70% random sample of all hospital admissions for the years 2007-2010 in order to evaluate the impact of this policy on alcohol-related hospitalizations. Applying a difference-in-difference approach, we find that the policy change reduces alcohol-related hospitalizations among teenagers and young adults by about 7-10%. (joint with Thomas Siedler)

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    Zeit
    12:30 - 13:30
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    DIW Berlin (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 355
    18. April 2013

    Seminar Fiscal Implications of Public Employee Pension Promises in the United States
    Seminar in Public Economics

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  • Josh Rau, Stanford University homepage
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    15.15 - 16.45
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    DIW Berlin (Gustav-Schmoller-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 3.3.002A Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    13. Februar 2013

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen The Incidence of Social Security Contributions - Empirical Evidence for Germany

    This paper exploits an increase of the East German taxable maximum of health insurance to analyse the incidence of social security contributions. A difference-in-differences approach is used to estimate the effects on yearly changes in gross wages. Employees earning somewhat less than the taxable maximum serve as control group. I find that considerable shifting in any direction can be rejected.

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    12:30 - 13:30
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    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    5. Dez 2012

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen Health risks and insurance against work incapacity over the life-cycle

    This paper proposes a structural life-cycle model to analyze the links between individuals' health, labor market participation, wealth accumulation, and early retirement. I rely on the framework of a dynamic programming discrete choice model which is estimated using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study. A sequential Expectation-Maximization algorithm is used to obtain good starting values for a subsequent full information maximum likelihood estimation. A policy analysis focuses on the early retirement option of the German statutory pension scheme which constitutes an insurance against work incapacity. I simulate scenarios where health shocks do or do not occur at different ages during the life-cycle for individuals with differing endowments at age 40. A comparison of expected consumption paths and net present values of expected life-cycle incomes between the scenarios sheds some light on health-related poverty risks and the magnitude of risks being uninsured by the German early retirement scheme. Furthermore, I investigate a counterfactual policy scenario where reductions on the pension benefits of early retirees are abolished for individuals who are in bad health.

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    12:30-13:30
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    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
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