Der Anteil von Kindern, die eine Privatschule besuchen, hat sich seit Beginn der 1990er Jahre fast verdoppelt: Mittlerweile gehen gut neun Prozent aller SchülerInnen in Deutschland auf eine Privatschule. In Ostdeutschland liegt ihr Anteil mit etwas mehr als zehn Prozent inzwischen über dem Anteil in Westdeutschland (knapp neun Prozent). Wie dieser Bericht auf Basis von Daten des Sozio
The previous literature has shown that children who enter school at a more advanced age outperform their younger classmates on competency tests taken between kindergarten and Grade 10. This study analyzes whether these effects of school starting age continue into adulthood. Based on data on math and language test scores for adults in Germany, the identification of the long-term causal effects
This study analyzes how risk attitudes change when individuals become parents using longitudinal data for a large and representative sample of individuals. The results show that men and women experience a considerable increase in risk aversion which already starts as early as two years before becoming a parent, is largest shortly after giving birth and disappears when the child becomes older.
This paper addresses the question to which extent the complementarity between education and training can be attributed to differences in observable characteristics, i.e. to individual, job and firm specific characteristics. The novelty of this paper is to analyze previously unconsidered characteristics, in particular, personality traits and tasks performed at work which are taken into account in
Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), this paper analyzes the relationship between training and job satisfaction focusing in particular on gender differences. Controlling for a variety of socio-demographic, job and firm characteristics, we find a difference between males and females in the correlation of training with job satisfaction which is positive for males but insignificant
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