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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
SOEPpapers 990 / 2018

Die Scrabble-Score-Methode zur Messung sprachlicher Komplexität – Ein Test anhand von 90.000 Rufnamen aus dem SOEP

For several years, American studies of different disciplines have established the so-called Scrabble score method as a measure of the linguistic complexity of names. This method scores each name according to defined rules, similar to the popular ...

2018| Anna-Maria Balbach
SOEPpapers 989 / 2018

Like Father, Like Son? – A Comparison of Absolute and Relative Intergenerational Labour Income Mobility in Germany and the US

Are children better off than their parents? This highly debated question in politics and economics is investigated by analysing the trends in absolute and relative intergenerational labour income mobility for Germany and the US. High quality panel ..

2018| Maximilian Stockhausen
SOEPpapers 988 / 2018

Growth, Mobility and Social Welfare

We propose a social welfare function to evaluate a profile of income streams and compare the welfare gain of the actual profile relative to the income profile where the individual receives his first period income in each period. We derive necessa

2018| Dirk Van de gaer, Flaviana Palmisano
SOEPpapers 987 / 2018

Development of Family Income since the 1990s: A Fresh Look at German Microdata Using Income-Dependent Equivalence Scales

Income inequality and poverty risks receive a lot of attention in public debates and current research. However, the situation of families that differ in size and composition is rarely considered more closely in this context. Relevant research ...

2018| Jan Marvin Garbuszus, Notburga Ott, Sebastian Pehle, Martin Werding
SOEPpapers 986 / 2018

Are Retirees More Satisfied? – Anticipation and Adaptation Effects of Retirement on Subjective Well-Being: A Panel Analysis for Germany

Quality of life and satisfaction with life are of particular importance for individuals as well as for society concerning the “demographic change” with now longer retirement periods. This study will contribute to the life satisfaction discussion

2018| Joachim Merz
SOEPpapers 985 / 2018

Redistribution and Insurance in Welfare States around the World

Redistribution across individuals in a one-year-period framework is an empirically intensely studied question. However, a substantial share of annual redistribution might turn out to serve individual insurance in a longer perspective. In particular,

2018| Charlotte Bartels, Dirk Neumann
SOEPpapers 983 / 2018

Who Identifies with the AfD? Explorative Analyses in Longitudinal Perspective

Recently, international scholars found two factors that account for partisanship with right-wing populist parties: feelings of economic insecurity and perceived cultural threat. When explaining increasing partisanship with the Alternative für ...

2018| Daniel Baron
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