Veranstaltungen

Soziales und Gesundheit
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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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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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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)
  • 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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    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)
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    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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    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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    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.

    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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    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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    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
  • Zeit
    15.15 - 16.45
    Ort
    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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    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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    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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    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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    21. Nov 2012

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen Examining the Structure of Spatial Health Effects using Hierarchical Bayes Models

    Abstract

    This paper makes use of Hierarchical Bayes Models to model and estimate spatial health effects. We focus on Germany and combine rich individual-level household panel data with administrative county-level information to estimate spatial county-level health dependencies. As dependent variable, we use the generic, continuous, and quasi-objective SF12 health measure. Our findings reveal strong and highly significant spatial dependencies and clusters. The strong and systematic county-level impact is comparable to an age effect on health of up to 30 years. Even 20 years after the peaceful German reunification, we detect a clear spatial East-West health pattern that equals an age impact on health of up to 15 life years.

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  • in Zusammenarbeit mit Nicolas R. Ziebarth (Cornell University)
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    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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    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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    Universität Bielefeld
    6. Juli 2012

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar The Causal Effect of Education on Health: What is the Role of Health Behaviors?

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  • Rudolf Winter-Ebmer, University of Linz, Austria
  • Zeit
    13:15-14:45
    Ort
    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    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)
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    1. Juni 2012

    Workshop Riester-Rente: Grundlegende Reform dringend geboten!?

    Der Wochenbericht des DIW Berlin 47/2011 „Riester-Rente: Grundlegende Reformen dringend geboten“ hat eine breite, zum Teil durchaus hitzige Diskussion über den Zustand des Riester-Sparens ausgelöst. Ein Anlass für das DIW Berlin im Rahmen der vom Institut in loser Folge zu kontrovers diskutierten Themen aus der Verbraucherpolitik und -forschung veranstalteten Workshops Verbraucher- und Rentenexperten aus Politik, Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft einzuladen, sich über die Riester-Rente engagiert, offen und nach der Chatham-House-Rule auszutauschen.

    Impulsvorträge umfassen die Marktorganisation der Riester-Rentenversicherung und die Auswirkungen auf Riester-Sparer. Abgesteckt werden sollen zudem Chancen und Grenzen von Politikmaßnahmen, die sich auf die Riester-Produkte, das Riester-Sparen und die kapi-talgedeckte private Altersvorsorge beziehen. Walter Riester selbst wird zur Kritik an der Riester-Rente Stellung nehmen und auf Reformvorschläge eingehen.

    Neben den Vorträgen wird es ausreichend Raum geben für Diskussionen mit den Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmern an dem Workshop.

    Die Teilnahme an dem Workshop ist nur nach Anmeldung möglich. Die Zahl der TeilnehmerInnen ist auf 35 Personen begrenzt.

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  • Gerd Billen, Vorstand der Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband (vzbv), Berlin Dr. Johannes Geyer, Wissenschaftler am DIW Berlin MinDir Dr. Christian Grugel, Leiter der Abteilung Verbraucherpolitik des Bundesministeriums für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz (BMELV), Berlin Kornelia Hagen, Wissenschaftlerin am DIW Berlin Axel Kleinlein, Vorstandsvorsitzender des Bundes der Versicherten (BdV), Hamburg Dr. Johannes Leinert, Projektleiter beim infas Institut für angewandte Sozialwissenschaft, Bonn Walter Riester, Bundesminister a. D. Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Bert Rürup, Vorsitzender des Kuratoriums des DIW Berlin Dr. Peter Schwark, Mitglied der Hauptgeschäftsführung des Gesamtverbandes der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft (GDV), Berlin Prof. Dr. Gert G. Wagner, Vorstandsvorsitzender des DIW Berlin
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    09:00 bis 14:45 Uhr
    Ort
    DIW Berlin (Schumpeter Saal) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    23. Mai 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.

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  • Iryna Kyzyma (CEPS/INSTEAD, BIGSSS)
  • 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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    9. Mai 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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    Zeit
    6.30-8.00 pm
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    Humboldt Universität Berlin Room 125 Spandauer Str. 1 10178 Berlin
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    extern
    , FU Berlin
    18. Januar 2012

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen 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.

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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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    29. Sept 2011

    Konferenz Die affektive Dimension sozialer Ungleichheit: Sozialwissenschaftliche und psychologische Perspektiven 

    Die Soziologie der Emotionen postuliert weitreichende Zusammenhänge zwischen sozialer Struktur, Kultur und Emotionen, wobei Emotionen sowohl als von der sozialen Umwelt abhängige Variable betrachtet werden als auch deren Funktion für das Soziale hervorgehoben wird. Die Positionierung in der Gemeinschaft, der Grad der gesellschaftlichen Integration sowie die Qualität und Dichte der Beziehungen beeinflussen das Erleben von Emotionen nachhaltig. Umgekehrt wirken emotionales Empfinden sowie insbesondere die Beherrschbarkeit der emotionalen Gefühle ebenfalls auf die genannten Attribute von (sozioökonomischem) Status.

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    Zeit
    10:00 - 18:00
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    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 238
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    extern
    , FU Berlin
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