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
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
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
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
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
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
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 .
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
2018| Nils Lerch
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