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
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
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
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
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 ...
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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 ...
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
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 ...
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 ..
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
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
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
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,
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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