Direkt zum Inhalt

SOEPpapers

close
Gehe zur Seite
remove add
1173 Ergebnisse, ab 1101
  • SOEPpapers 73 / 2007

    The Power of Monthly Data in the GSOEP: How the Chernobyl Catastrophe Affected People's Life Satisfaction and Environmental Concerns

    2007| Eva M. Berger
  • SOEPpapers 72 / 2007

    Determinants of Child Care Participation

    When estimating the determinants of child care participation, the simultaneity in mothers' decision to work and in the decision to use child care is a major challenge. In this study, we provide evidence on the determinants of institutional child care use accounting for the endogeneity of mothers' labor supply by applying an instrumental variables approach. This endogeneity has been neglected in studies ...

    2007| Katja Coneus, Kathrin Göggel, Grit Muehler
  • SOEPpapers 71 / 2007

    Patientenverfügungen in Deutschland: empirische Evidenz für die Jahre 2005 bis 2007

    Informationen zur Verbreitung von Patientenverfügungen in der Gesamtbevölkerung beruhen in Deutschland meist auf nicht-repräsentativen kleinen klinischen Stichproben und anekdotischer Evidenz. Aus wissenschaftlicher Sicht sind repräsentative Untersuchungen bedeutsam, die es neben der Deskription erlauben die Bedingungen zu untersuchen, unter denen Menschen, noch ehe sie persönlich betroffen sind, also ...

    2007| Frieder R. Lang, Gert G. Wagner
  • SOEPpapers 70 / 2007

    Best of Both Worlds: Preparatory Steps in Matching Survey Data with Administrative Pension Records ; The Case of the German Socio-Economic Panel and the Scientific Use File Completed Insurance Biographies 2004

    2007| Anika Rasner, Ralf K. Himmelreicher, Markus M. Grabka, Joachim R. Frick
  • SOEPpapers 69 / 2007

    Probleme des deutschen Beitrags zu EU-SILC aus der Sicht der Wissenschaft: ein Vergleich von EU-SILC, Mikrozensus und SOEP

    EU-SILC wird zu einer der wichtigsten statistischen Datenquellen für die künftigen Armuts- und Reichtumsberichte der Bundesregierung, für den Vergleich der Position Deutschlands mit den anderen Mitgliedsländern der EU im Rahmen der "offenen Methode der Koordinierung" sowie für die internationale Wissenschaftliche Community und die Internationalen Organisationen werden. Daher bedarf diese Stichprobe ...

    2007| Richard Hauser
  • SOEPpapers 68 / 2007

    The Impact of Participation in Sports on Educational Attainment: New Evidence from Germany

    We analyze the impact of exercising sports during childhood and adolescence on educational attainment. The theoretical framework is based on models of allocation of time and educational productivity. Using the rich information from the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP), we apply generalized ordered probit models to estimate the effect of participation in sport activities on secondary school degrees ...

    2007| Thomas Cornelißen, Christian Pfeifer
  • SOEPpapers 67 / 2007

    What Determines the Demand for Occupational Pensions in Germany?

    Demographic change causes an undersupply of financial old age benefits within the statutory pay-as-you-go pension system in Germany. Therefore, the provision of occupational as well as private pensions has to be enhanced. However, there seems to be an undersupply of occupational pension provision particularly in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Using survey data of the German Socio-Economic ...

    2007| Kathrin Dummann
  • SOEPpapers 66 / 2007

    Die strukturelle und individuelle Dimension bei der Erklärung von regionaler Bildungsungleichheit

    Im Zentrum des vorliegenden Beitrags steht die Frage, ob regionale Strukturen als Determinante von Bildungschancen einen Beitrag zur Erklärung von Bildungsungleichheit leisten können. Es wird die Frage aufgeworfen, ob die elterlichen Bildungsentscheidungen an der Schwelle zum Sekundarsystem des schulischen Bildungssystems durch regionale Angebote und Bedingungen, wie die Bildungsinfra- und Ausbildungs- ...

    2007| Michaela Sixt
  • SOEPpapers 65 / 2007

    Optimal Taxation: The Design of Child Related Cash- and In-Kind-Benefits

    This paper contributes to the debate about the optimal design of tax-transfer systems. Based on the theory of optimal taxation, combined with microsimulation and microeconometric techniques we derive the welfare function which makes the current German tax and transfer system for single women optimal. Furthermore, we compare the welfare function conditional on the presence and age of children and asses ...

    2007| Peter Haan, Katharina Wrohlich
  • SOEPpapers 64 / 2007

    Assimilation and Cohort Effects for German Immigrants

    Demographic change and the rising demand for highly qualified labor in Germany attracts notice to the analysis of immigration. In addition, the pattern of immigration changed markedly during the past decades. Therefore we use the latest data of the German Socioeconomic Panel up to the year 2006 in order to investigate the economic performance of immigrants. We perform regressions of three pooled cross ...

    2007| Sebastian Gundel, Heiko Peters
  • SOEPpapers 63 / 2007

    Social Deprivation and Exclusion of Immigrants in Germany

    This paper aims at providing empirical evidence on social exclusion of immigrants in Germany. We demonstrate that when using a conventional definition of the social inclusion index typically applied in the literature, immigrants appear to experience a significant degree of social deprivation and exclusion, confirming much of the economic literature examining the economic assimilation of immigrants ...

    2007| John P. Haisken-DeNew, Mathias Sinning
  • SOEPpapers 62 / 2007

    The Determinants of Smoking Initiation: Empirical Evidence for Germany

    This paper aims at analyzing the determinants of the decision to start smoking using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP). The data used is a combination of retrospective information on the age individuals started smoking and, by tracing back these individuals within the panel structure up to the point they started smoking, information on characteristics at the age of smoking initiation. ...

    2007| Silja Göhlmann
  • SOEPpapers 61 / 2007

    Why Do German Men Marry Women from Less Developed Countries? An Analysis of Transnational Partner Search Based on the German Socio-Economic Panel

    This paper examines why German men marry women from countries which are less economically developed. Two hypotheses deduced from exchange theory and the economic theory of the family are tested: 1. Low physical and social attractiveness as well as reduced opportunities to meet German partners lead to marriage with a woman from a poorer country. 2. Because of the economic gap between their countries ...

    2007| David Glowsky
  • SOEPpapers 60 / 2007

    Return Migration and the "Healthy Immigrant Effect"

    According to the "healthy immigrant effect" (HIE), immigrants upon arrival are healthier than locally born residents. However, this health advantage is supposed to diminish or even disappear over a relatively short period and the immigrants' health status is converging to that of the natives. The causes for this gradient of immigrants' health are subject to an ongoing discussion and the underlying ...

    2007| Monika Sander
  • SOEPpapers 59 / 2007

    Wealth and Asset Holdings of Immigrants in Germany

    This paper examines the relative wealth position and the portfolio choices of immigrants in Germany. The empirical findings reveal significant differences in overall wealth and various wealth components between German natives and immigrants. Differences in real estate constitute the major part of different levels of net worth, indicating that disparities in home-ownership rates are responsible for ...

    2007| Mathias Sinning
  • SOEPpapers 58 / 2007

    Labor Market Effects of International Outsourcing: How Measurement Matters

    As regards labor market effects of International Outsourcing, empirical studies have difficulties in confirming theoretical results. The use of different indices adds to the puzzle. The paper examines whether measurement differences are one reason for the mismatch between empirical and theoretical findings. In fact, considering the properties of various outsourcing indices and applying a panel data ...

    2007| Daniel Horgos
  • SOEPpapers 57 / 2007

    Ethnic Identity and Immigrant Homeownership

    Immigrants are much less likely to own their homes than natives, even after controlling for a broad range of life-cycle and socio-economic characteristics and housing market conditions. This paper extends the analysis of immigrant housing tenure choice by explicitly accounting for ethnic identity as a potential influence on the homeownership decision, using a two-dimensional model of ethnic identity ...

    2007| Amelie Constant, Rowan Roberts, Klaus F. Zimmermann
  • SOEPpapers 56 / 2007

    Staatsbürgerschaft als Ressource bei der Heirat ausländischer Frauen: eine Analyse mit Daten des Sozio-oekonomischen Panel

    Der Beitrag untersucht, welche Faktoren dazu führen, dass deutsche Männer Frauen aus dem ökonomisch schwächeren Ausland heiraten. Aus allgemeinen Partnerwahltheorien (Austauschtheorie, ökonomische Theorie der Familie) werden zwei Hypothesen abgeleitet. 1. Geringe physische und soziale Attraktivität sowie schlechte Gelegenheiten auf dem deutschen Heiratsmarkt begünstigen die Heirat mit einer Frau aus ...

    2007| David Glowsky
  • SOEPpapers 55 / 2007

    The Set-Point Theory of Well-Being Needs Replacing: On the Brink of a Scientific Revolution?

    Set-point theory has dominated the field of subjective well-being (SWB). It has served as a classic Kuhn research paradigm, being extended and refined for thirty years totake in new results. The central plank of the theory is that adult set-points do not change, except just temporarily in the face of major life events. There was always some "discordant data", including evidence that some events are ...

    2007| Bruce Headey
  • SOEPpapers 54 / 2007

    Gesundheit im Lebenslauf: zur relativen Bedeutung von Selektions- gegenüber Kausaleffekten am Beispiel des Familienstands

    In diesem Beitrag wird der relative Anteil von Selektions- gegenüber Kausaleffekten bei den Gesundheitsunterschieden zwischen Verheirateten und Ledigen untersucht. Mit den Daten des Sozio-ökonomischen Panel (SOEP) werden Mehrzustands-Sterbetafeln berechnet, um sowohl Wechsel zwischen Gesundheitszuständen als auch Wechsel zwischen den Familienständen simultan im Lebensverlauf zu bestimmen. Dabei zeigt ...

    2007| Rainer Unger
1173 Ergebnisse, ab 1101
keyboard_arrow_up