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Diskussionspapiere 1443 / 2015

Reducing Binge Drinking? The Effect of a Ban on Late-Night Off-Premise Alcohol Sales on Alcohol-Related Hospital Stays in Germany

Excessive alcohol consumption among young people is a major public health concern. On March 1, 2010, the German state of Baden-Württemberg banned the sale of alcoholic beverages between 10pm and 5am at off-premise outlets (e.g., gas stations, kiosks, supermarkets). We use rich monthly administrative data from a 70 percent random sample of all hospitalizations during the years 2007-2011 in Germany in ...

2015| Jan Marcus, Thomas Siedler
Diskussionspapiere 1037 / 2010

Income and Longevity Revisited: Do High-Earning Women Live Longer?

The empirical relationship between income and longevity has been addressed by a large number of studies, but most were confined to men. In particular, administrative data from public pension systems are less reliable for women because of the loose relationship between own earnings and household income. Following the procedure first used by Hupfeld (2010), we analyze a large data set from the German ...

2010| Friedrich Breyer, Jan Marcus
Diskussionspapiere 958 / 2009

Der Einfluss von Erhebungsformen auf den Postmaterialismus-Index

Der vorliegende Beitrag ist eine Metaanalyse von 99 deutschen Bevölkerungssurveys aus dem GESIS-Datenarchiv, in denen die postmaterialistische Einstellung der Befragten ermittelt wird. Es wird anhand von Mehrebenenmodellen gezeigt, dass sich der Anteil der Postmaterialisten unter Kontrolle von Geburtsjahr der Befragten und Erhebungsjahr des Surveys überzufällig zwischen den Surveys unterscheidet. Diese ...

2009| Jan Marcus
DIW Roundup 67 / 2015

Maternal Labour Supply and All-Day Primary Schools in Germany

The economic literature provides vast evidence of how public provision of day care for children below school age increases the labour force participation of mothers. The causal effect of all-day schooling in primary school on maternal supply has been examined less since morning-only schooling is less common in developed countries. The present article summarises the findings of (mostly) economic studies ...

2015| Jan Marcus, Frauke H. Peter
DIW Roundup 57 / 2015

Empirische Befunde zu Auswirkungen der G8-Schulzeitverkürzung

Die G8-Reform zur Verkürzung der Gymnasialschulzeit ist umstritten. Erste Bundesländer wollen inzwischen wieder von der 12-jährigen zur 13-jährigen Schulzeit bis zum Abitur zurückkehren, obwohl es bisher nur wenige verlässliche, empirische Befunde zur Wirkung der G8-Reform gibt. Der vorliegende Artikel gibt einen Überblick über bisherige Forschungsergebnisse zu den Auswirkungen der G8-Reform und diskutiert ...

2015| Mathias Huebener, Jan Marcus
SOEPpapers 1133 / 2021

The Long-Run Effects of Sports Club Vouchers for Primary School Children

Starting in 2009, the German state of Saxony distributed sports club membership vouchers among all 33,000 third graders in the state. The policy’s objective was to encourage them to develop a long-term habit of exercising. In 2018, we carried out a large register-based survey among several cohorts in Saxony and two neighboring states. Our difference-in-differences estimations show that, even after ...

2021| Jan Marcus, Thomas Siedler, Nicolas R. Ziebarth
SOEPpapers 1037 / 2019

The Effect of Unemployment on the Smoking Behavior of Couples

Although unemployment likely entails various externalities, research examining its spillover effects on spouses is scarce. This is the first paper to estimate effects of unemployment on the smoking behavior of both spouses. Using German Socio-Economic Panel data, we combine matching and difference-in-differences estimation, employing the post-double-selection method for control-variable selection via ...

2019| Jakob Everding, Jan Marcus
SOEPpapers 540 / 2013

Wealth Distribution within Couples and Financial Decision Making

While most studies on wealth inequality focus on the inequality between households, this paper examines the distribution of wealth within couples. For this purpose, we make use of unique individual level micro data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). In married and cohabiting couples, men have, on average, 33,000 Euro more net worth than women. We look at five different sets of factors (demographics, ...

2013| Markus M. Grabka, Jan Marcus, Eva Sierminska
SOEPpapers 488 / 2012

The Effect of Unemployment on the Mental Health of Spouses: Evidence from Plant Closures in Germany

Studies on health effects of unemployment usually neglect spillover effects on spouses. This study specifically investigates the effect of an individual's unemployment on the mental health of their spouse. In order to allow for causal interpretation of the estimates, it focuses on an exogenous entry into unemployment (i.e. plant closure), and combines difference-in-difference and matching based on ...

2012| Jan Marcus
SOEPpapers 432 / 2012

Does Job Loss Make You Smoke and Gain Weight?

This paper estimates the effect of involuntary job loss on smoking behavior and body weight using German Socio-Economic Panel Study data. Baseline nonsmokers are more likely to start smoking due to job loss, while smokers do not intensify their smoking. Job loss increases body weight slightly, but significantly. In particular, single individuals as well as those with lower health or socioeconomic status ...

2012| Jan Marcus
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