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DIW Economic Bulletin 44 / 2017

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2017
DIW Economic Bulletin 43 / 2017

Gender Gaps in Pensions and Health: Germany, France, and Denmark

This study quantifies gender-specific differences in retirement income in Germany, Denmark, and France. We show that the “gender pension gap” in Germany is higher than in France and much higher than in Denmark. This ranking is similar to the rank

2017| Peter Haan, Anna Hammerschmid, Carla Rowold
DIW Economic Bulletin 43 / 2017

Gender Pay Gap Varies Greatly by Occupation

The German labor market is characterized by marked occupational segregation between women and men. The median earnings in female dominated occupations are lower than those in male dominated professions. This is one of the reasons for the gender pay .

2017| Katharina Wrohlich, Aline Zucco
DIW Economic Bulletin 43 / 2017

There Is a Lot Left to Do to Reach Gender Equality in Germany: Editorial

2017| Katharina Wrohlich
DIW Economic Bulletin 43 / 2017

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2017
DIW Economic Bulletin 42 / 2017

Day Care Centers: Family Expenditures Increased Significantly at Some Points between 1996 and 2015

Private household expenditures on child care in centers have significantly risen: from an average of 98 euros per month in 2005 to just under 171 euros in 2015 for a child under three and for children three and older (“Kindergarten”1 age group),

2017| Sophia Schmitz, C. Katharina Spieß, Juliane F. Stahl
DIW Economic Bulletin 42 / 2017

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2017
DIW Economic Bulletin 41 / 2017

Financial Literacy Promotes Financial Inclusion in Both Poor and Rich Countries

For social and economic reasons, national economies benefit from the inclusion of as many people as possible in financial services. In a cross country study, the present study shows that financial literacy for the general population promotes ...

2017| Antonia Grohmann, Lukas Menkhoff
DIW Economic Bulletin 41 / 2017

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2017
DIW Economic Bulletin 39/40 / 2017

Renewable Energy Policy: Risk Hedging Is Taking Center Stage

The costs of renewable energy technologies have fallen sharply. Now the financing costs of new installations are playing an increasing role in the overall cost of Germany’s energy transition. This has put the primary focus of support instruments fo

2017| Nils May, Ingmar Jürgens, Karsten Neuhoff
DIW Economic Bulletin 39/40 / 2017

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2017
DIW Economic Bulletin 38 / 2017

2016 Heat Monitor: "Second Rent" Lower Despite Higher Heating Energy Consumption

Residential heating is responsible for one-fifth of Germany’s energy consumption. Heating costs were around 562 euros per year for an average apartment in 2016, which is more than a 13th month’s rent minus heating costs (Kaltmiete). These are the

2017| Claus Michelsen, Nolan Ritter
DIW Economic Bulletin 38 / 2017

Ganzes Heft

2017
DIW Economic Bulletin 37 / 2017

Gender Parity in German Politics: Further Effort Required

Although many political authorities endorse the basic goal of parity between men and women across the board, reality does not yet reflect this in Germany. In the German Bundestag, for example, at present 37.1 percent of representatives are women. ...

2017| Daniela Arregui Coka, Ronny Freier, Johanna Mollerstrom
DIW Economic Bulletin 37 / 2017

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2017
DIW Economic Bulletin 36 / 2017

German Economy Still Running at High Capacity: DIW Economic Outlook

The German economy is on track for continued growth. Due to the unexpectedly robust first six months of 2017, the German Institute for Economic Research is raising its forecast for GDP growth to 1.9 percent for the current year. This year and ...

2017| Ferdinand Fichtner, Karl Brenke, Marius Clemens, Simon Junker, Claus Michelsen, Thore Schlaak
DIW Economic Bulletin 36 / 2017

The World Economy and the Euro Area: Broad-Based Upswing: DIW Economic Outlook

This year and next, global GDP will grow more strongly than expected. The growth rate should be just under four percent. In developed economies, the continuing improvement in the job market situation will drive consumption. Corporate investment ...

2017| Ferdinand Fichtner, Guido Baldi, Christian Dreger, Hella Engerer, Stefan Gebauer, Malte Rieth
DIW Economic Bulletin 36 / 2017

German Economy Continues Steady Upswing with no Sign of Overheating: Editorial

2017| Ferdinand Fichtner, Guido Baldi, Karl Brenke, Marius Clemens, Christian Dreger, Hella Engerer, Marcel Fratzscher, Stefan Gebauer, Simon Junker, Claus Michelsen, Malte Rieth, Thore Schlaak
DIW Economic Bulletin 36 / 2017

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2017
DIW Economic Bulletin 33/34/35 / 2017

Income, Social Support Networks, Life Satisfaction: Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals in Germany

Towards the very end of this legislative period, a cross-caucus parliamentary majority gave same-sex marriage the green light – progress for the legal equality of homosexuals in Germany. This report focuses on the life situations of homosexual and

2017| Martin Kroh, Simon Kühne, Christian Kipp, David Richter
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