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  • SOEPpapers 24 / 2007

    Keeping up with the Schmidts: An Empirical Test of Relative Deprivation Theory in the Neighbourhood Context

    We test empirically whether people's life satisfaction depends on their relative income position in the neighbourhood, drawing on a unique dataset, the German Socio-economic Panel Study (SOEP) matched with micro-marketing indicators of population characteristics. Relative deprivation theory suggests that individuals are happier the better their relative income position in the neighbourhood is. To test ...

    2007| Gundi Knies, Simon Burgess, Carol Propper
  • SOEPpapers 23 / 2007

    Risk Aversion and Reservation Wages

    This study examines the relationship between individual risk aversion and reservation wages using a novel set of direct measures of individual risk attitudes from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). We find that risk aversion has a significantly negative impact on the level of reservation wages. Moreover, we show that the elasticity of the reservation wage with respect to unemployment benefits ...

    2007| Markus Pannenberg
  • SOEPpapers 22 / 2007

    Konjunkturen des Ehrenamts: Diskurse und Empirie

    Der Beitrag skizziert zentrale Entwicklungstendenzen des Diskurses um ehrenamtliche Tätigkeit in den letzten etwa 30 Jahren. Dabei werden die Probleme der empirischen Erfassung des Wandels der Ehrenamtlichkeit verdeutlicht. Im Anschluss an die konzeptionelle Diskussion erfolgen Analysen zu Verbreitung Entwicklung ehrenamtlichen Engagements anhand von Längsschnittdaten des Sozio-oekonomischen Panels ...

    2007| Harald Künemund, Jürgen Schupp
  • SOEPpapers 21 / 2007

    Precautionary Saving and Income Uncertainty in Germany: New Evidence from Microdata

    The saving ratio of households in Germany has increased in the past few years when the income trend was weak. This could be due to precautionary saving. In this paper, the importance of precautionary saving against income uncertainty is analyzed empirically using micro data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (GSOEP). Wealth in 2002 is regressed on alternative measures of income uncertainty ...

    2007| Nikolaus Bartzsch
  • SOEPpapers 20 / 2007

    Women's Earning Power and the "Double Burden" of Market and Household Work

    Bargaining theory suggests that married women who experience a relative improvement in their labour market position should experience a comparative gain within their marriage. However, if renegotiation possibilities are limited by institutional mechanisms that achieve long-term commitment, the opposite may be true, particularly if women are specialized in household activities and the labour market ...

    2007| Natalie Chen, Paola Conconi, Carlo Perroni
  • SOEPpapers 19 / 2007

    Zur Erfassung von Einkommen und Vermögen in Haushaltssurveys: Hocheinkommensstichprobe und Vermögensbilanz im SOEP

    2007| Joachim R. Frick, Jan Goebel, Markus M. Grabka, Olaf Groh-Sambeg, Gert G. Wagner
  • SOEPpapers 18 / 2007

    Editing and Multiple Imputation of Item-Non-Response in the 2002 Wealth Module of the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP)

    2007| Joachim R. Frick, Markus M. Grabka, Jan Marcus
  • SOEPpapers 17 / 2007

    Gerechtigkeitsprobleme im Wohlfahrtsstaat: Besteuerung, wohlfahrtsstaatliche Transfers und die Gerechtigkeit des eigenen Erwerbseinkommens

    The article discusses the conflict of goals between fair compensation for performance and equitable support based on need in modern welfare states, which is a subject of controversy in various disciplines. It answers the question of the extent to which this policy problem of modern welfare states, which is an issue at the macrosocial level, also creates individual perceptions of problems of equity. ...

    2007| Stefan Liebig, Jürgen Schupp
  • SOEPpapers 16 / 2007

    Are Regional Differences in Utility Eliminated over Time? Evidence from Germany

    Hedonic theory assumes that changes in land prices and wage rates eliminate the utility advantages of differing locations. Using happiness data from the German socio-economic panel this paper empirically tests whether regional utility differences exist and if so whether utility levels show any tendency to converge over time. Empirical analysis reveals substantial differences in utility over different ...

    2007| David Maddison, Katrin Rehdanz
  • SOEPpapers 15 / 2007

    One Germany, Two Worlds of Housework? Examining Single and Partnered Women in the Decade after Unification

    Despite much recent changes in gender relations, housework remains an area where women bear primary responsibility. This paper examines the role of policy and employment context on housework, not only for women who live with partners, but also for single women. I study German women's housework in the decade after unification, which allows me to simultaneously assess the impact of the ideological legacies ...

    2007| Claudia Geist
  • SOEPpapers 14 / 2007

    Rising Wage Inequality in Germany

    Based on samples from the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) 1984 to 2004, this paper investigates the evolution of wages and wage inequality in Germany. Between 1984 and 1994 wages for prime age dependent male workers increased on average by 23 percent and the wage distribution in West Germany was fairly stable. Between 1994 and 2004 average wages rose by about 8 percent in West Germany and 28 percent ...

    2007| Johannes Gernandt, Friedhelm Pfeiffer
  • SOEPpapers 13 / 2007

    Educational Expansion and Its Heterogeneous Returns for Wage Workers

    This paper examines the evolution of returns to education in the West German labour market over the last two decades. During this period, graduates from the period of educational expansion entered the labour market and an upgrading of the skill structure took place. In order to tackle the issues of endogeneity of schooling and its heterogeneous returns we apply two estimation methods: Wooldridge's ...

    2007| Michael Gebel, Friedhelm Pfeiffer
  • SOEPpapers 12 / 2007

    Would You Marry Me? The Effects of Marriage on German Couples' Allocation of Time

    We evaluate the effects of the transition from cohabitation to marriage on household domestic and market work hours using a sample of working couples. For this purpose we use the 21 first waves of the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSEOP). We adapt the estimator introduced by Semykina and Wooldridge (2005) to system GMM estimation to account for selection bias in the presence of endogenous regressors. ...

    2007| Abdel-Rahmen El Lahga, Nicolas Moreau
  • SOEPpapers 11 / 2007

    Sinkende Bildungsrenditen durch Bildungsreformen? Evidenz aus Mikrozensus und SOEP

    Die Bildungsreformen der sechziger Jahre sollten das Bildungsniveau der Westdeutschen anheben. Die Analyse der Daten des Mikrozensus weist darauf hin, dass die durch die Bildungsreformen intendierte Bildungsexpansion schon vor 1960 begonnen hat. Mit dem Conditional Mean Independence Ansatz werden Schätzungen von Bildungsrenditen mit dem SOEP nach Geschlecht und Geburtskohorten für die Jahre 1985, 1991, ...

    2007| Kathrin Göggel
  • SOEPpapers 10 / 2007

    Die Dauer vorschulischer Betreuungs- und Bildungserfahrungen: Ergebnisse auf der Basis von Paneldaten

    Dieser Beitrag geht der Frage nach, welche Faktoren damit in Zusammenhang stehen, wie viele Jahre ein Kind vor Schuleintritt eine Betreuungs- und Bildungseinrichtung besucht und ob die Dauer des Besuchs von Kindertageseinrichtungen mit dem späteren Schultyp in Verbindung steht. Die empirische Analyse basiert auf einem für Deutschland repräsentativen Paneldatensatz. Das Sozio-oekonomische Panel (SOEP) ...

    2007| Charlotte Büchner, C. Katharina Spieß
  • SOEPpapers 9 / 2007

    Pauschalprämienmodelle zur Finanzierung des Gesundheitswesens: Strukturparameter - Gestaltungsoptionen - Simulationen

    2007| Klaus-Dirk Henke, Hanfried H. Andersen, Markus M. Grabka
  • SOEPpapers 8 / 2007

    Health Insurance Status and Physician-Induced Demand for Medical Services in Germany: New Evidence from Combined District and Individual Level Data

    Germany is one of the few OECD countries with a two-tier system of statutory and primary private health insurance. Both types of insurance provide fee-for-service insurance, but chargeable fees for identical services are more than twice as large for privately insured patients than for statutorily insured patients. This price variation creates incentives to induce demand primarily among the privately ...

    2007| Hendrik Jürges
  • SOEPpapers 7 / 2007

    The Impact of Child and Maternal Health Indicators on Female Labor Force Participation after Childbirth: Evidence from Germany

    This paper analyzes the influence of children's health and mothers' physical and mental wellbeing on female labor force participation after childbirth in Germany. Our analysis uses data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) study, which enables us to measure children's health based on the occurrence of severe health problems including mental and physical disabilities, hospitalizations, and preterm ...

    2007| Annalena Dunkelberg, C. Katharina Spieß
  • SOEPpapers 6 / 2007

    Die SOEP-Version des SF 12 als Instrument gesundheitsökonomischer Analysen

    2007| Hanfried H. Andersen, Axel Mühlbacher, Matthias Nübling
  • SOEPpapers 5 / 2007

    Individual Well-Being in a Dynamic Perspective

    This paper explores the determinants of individual well-being as measured by self-reported levels of satisfaction with income. Making full use of the panel data nature of the German Socio-Economic Panel, we provide empirical evidence for well-being depending on absolute and on relative levels of income in a dynamic framework. This finding holds after controlling for other influential factors in a multivariate ...

    2007| Conchita D'Ambrosio, Joachim R. Frick
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