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SOEPpapers 29 / 2007

Risky Earnings, Taxation and Entrepreneurial Choice: A Microeconometric Model for Germany

Which role do individual income prospects play in the decision to be an entrepreneur rather than an employee? In a model of occupational choice, higher expected after-tax earnings attract people to self-employment, while more risky net earnings deter

2007| Frank M. Fossen
SOEPpapers 28 / 2007

Economic Gains from Publicly Provided Education in Germany

The aim of this paper is to estimate income advantages arising from publicly provided education and to analyse their impact on the income distribution in Germany. Using representative micro-data from the SOEP and considering regional and education ..

2007| Joachim R. Frick, Markus M. Grabka, Olaf Groh-Samberg
SOEPpapers 26 / 2007

When Have All the Graduates Gone? Internal Cross-State Migration of Graduates in Germany 1984-2004

The present paper analyzes the out-migration of graduates to other German states or abroad based on the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP). Applying duration analysis, it can be shown that, ten years after graduation, slightly more than seventy ...

2007| Oliver Busch
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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ..

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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

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
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