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SOEPpapers 1010 / 2018

Growing up in Ethnic Enclaves: Language Proficiency and Educational Attainment of Immigrant Children

Does a high regional concentration of immigrants of the same ethnicity affect immigrant children’s acquisition of host-country language skills and educational attainment? We exploit the exogenous placement of guest workers from five ethnicities ...

2018| Alexander M. Danzer, Carsten Feuerbaum, Marc Piopiunik, Ludger Woessmann
SOEPpapers 1009 / 2018

Housing Expenditures and Income Inequality

In this paper, we show that, in terms of real disposable income, changes in housing expenditures dramatically exacerbate the trend of income inequality that has risen sharply in Germany since the mid-1990s. More specifically, whereas the 50/10 ratio

2018| Christian Dustmann, Bernd Fitzenberger, Markus Zimmermann
SOEPpapers 1008 / 2018

University Tuition Fees and High School Students’ Educational Intentions

This paper studies whether higher education tuition fees influence the intention to acquire a university degree among high school students and, if so, whether the effect on individuals from low-income households is particularly strong. We analyze t

2018| Michael Bahrs, Thomas Siedler
SOEPpapers 1007 / 2018

Home Ownership and Monetary Policy Transmission

We present empirical evidence on the heterogeneity in monetary policy transmission across countries with different home ownership rates. We use household-level data together with shocks to the policy rate identified from high-frequency data. We fi

2018| Winfried Koeniger, Marc-Antoine Ramelet
SOEPpapers 1006 / 2018

Fathers’ Parental Leave-Taking, Childcare Involvement and Mothers’ Labor Market Participation

This study analyzes the effect of fathers’ parental leave-taking on the time fathers spend with their children and on mothers’ and fathers’ labor supply. Fathers’ leave-taking is highly selective and the identification of causal effects relie

2018| Marcus Tamm
SOEPpapers 1003 / 2018

Accuracy of Food Preference Predictions in Couples

The goal of this study was to identify and empirically test variables that indicate how well partners in relationships know each other’s food preferences. Participants (n = 2,854) lived in the same household and were part of a large, nationally ...

2018| Benjamin Scheibehenne, Jutta Mata, David Richter
SOEPpapers 1005 / 2018

Justice Delayed Is Assimilation Denied: Rightwing Terror, Fear and Social Assimilation of Turkish Immigrants in Germany

Using the German Socioeconomic Panel (SOEP) data, this paper offers the first evidence that the 2011 news revelations about crimes committed by National Socialist Underground (NSU) network in early the 2000s resulted in an increase in worries about .

2018| Sumit S. Deole
SOEPpapers 1004 / 2018

The Wider Benefits of Adult Learning: Work-Related Training and Social Capital

We propose a regression-adjusted matched difference-in-differences framework to estimate non-pecuniary returns to adult education. This approach combines kernel matching with entropy balancing to account for selection bias and sorting on gains. Using

2018| Jens Ruhose, Stephan L. Thomsen, Insa Weilage
SOEPpapers 1001 / 2018

Does Education Affect Attitudes Towards Immigration? Evidence from Germany

Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel and exploiting the staggered implementation of a compulsory schooling reform in West Germany, this article finds that an additional year of schooling lowers the probability of being very concerned abou

2018| Shushanik Margaryan, Annemarie Paul, Thomas Siedler
SOEPpapers 1002 / 2018

Do Justice Perceptions Support the Concept of Equal Sacrifice? Evidence from Germany

The ability-to-pay approach assesses taxes paid as a sacrifice by the taxpayers. This raises the question of how to define and how to measure it: in absolute, relative, or marginal terms? U.S. respondents prefer a tax schedule that is either a pure

2018| Maria Metzing
SOEPpapers 1000 / 2018

How Do Households Allocate Risk?

Individuals often have to decide to which degree of risk they want to expose others, or how much risk to accept if their choice has an externality on third parties. One typical application is a household. We run an experiment in the German Socio ...

2018| Christoph Engel, Alexandra Fedorets, Olga Gorelkina
SOEPpapers 999 / 2018

The Effect of Self-Employment on Income Inequality

It is well known that the self-employed are over-represented at the bottom as well as the top of the income distribution. This paper shifts the focus from the income situation of the self-employed to the distributive effects of a change in self ...

2018| Stefan Schneck
SOEPpapers 996 / 2018

„Boundary Maintenance“ oder „Boundary Crossing“? Symbolische Grenzarbeit bei der Vornamenvergabe bei Migrantinnen

Der Beitrag untersucht Strategien der symbolischen Grenzarbeit bei Migrantinnen aus sechs verschiedenen Herkunftsgruppen (N=1.040) am Beispiel der Vornamenvergabe. Im Mittelpunkt steht die Frage, warum Migrantinnen bei der Wahl eines Vornamens für

2018| Jürgen Gerhards, Julia Tuppat
SOEPpapers 998 / 2018

Walls of Glass: Measuring Deprivation in Social Participation

This paper proposes a measure for deprivation in social participation, an important but so far neglected dimension of human well-being. Operationalisation and empirical implementation of the measure are conceptually guided by the capability approach.

2018| Nicolai Suppa
SOEPpapers 997 / 2018

Effects of Changes in Living Environment on Physical Health: A Prospective Cohort Study of Movers and Non-Movers in Germany

Longitudinal studies on associations between changes in living environment and health are few and focus on movers. Next to causal effects, differences in health between living environments can, however, result due to residential mobility. The present

2018| Benjamin Aretz, Gabriele Doblhammer, Fanny Janssen
SOEPpapers 995 / 2018

The Empirical Content of Marital Surplus in Matching Models

This note investigates the extent to which structural estimates of marital surplus are informative about subjective well-being and separation. We first estimate the marital surplus using a simple matching model of the marriage market with perfectly

2018| Karina Doorley, Arnaud Dupuy, Simon Weber
SOEPpapers 994 / 2018

Immigrant Voters, Taxation and the Size of the Welfare State

This paper studies the impact of immigration on public policy setting. We exploit the sudden arrival of eight million forced migrants in West Germany after WWII. These migrants were poorer than the local population but had full voting rights and were

2018| Arnaud Chevalier, Benjamin Elsner, Andreas Lichter, Nico Pestel
SOEPpapers 992 / 2018

Determinanten zur Einkommensentwicklung in Deutschland: Ein Vergleich von Personen mit und ohne Migrationshintergrund auf Basis des Sozio-oekonomischen Panels (SOEP)

In dieser Arbeit werden Bestimmungsfaktoren der Einkommensentwicklung in Deutschland zwischenPersonen mit und ohne Migrationshintergrund mittels des Sozio-oekonomischen Panels (SOEP)untersucht. Nach theoretischer Auseinandersetzung mit den ...This th

2018| Sebastian Sterl
SOEPpapers 993 / 2018

Math, Girls and Socialism

This paper argues that the socialist episode in East Germany, which constituted a radical experiment in gender equality in the labor market and other instances, has left persistent tracks on gender norms. We focus on one of the most resilient and ...

2018| Quentin Lippmann, Claudia Senik
SOEPpapers 991 / 2018

The Causal Analysis of the Development of the Unemployment Effect on Life Satisfaction

The long-term negative effects of unemployment, especially on subjective well-being, have been indicated by many studies. Therefore, unemployment and its effects on the individual life course must remain an important challenge for social policy. Many

2018| Nils Lerch
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