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Diskussionspapiere 1845 / 2020

Hours Risk and Wage Risk: Repercussions over the Life-Cycle

We decompose permanent earnings risk into contributions from hours and wage shocks. To distinguish between hours shocks, modeled as innovations to the marginal disutility of work, and labor supply reactions to wage shocks we formulate a life-cycle model of consumption and labor supply. Both permanent wage and hours shocks are important to explain earnings risk, but wage shocks have greater relevance. ...

2020| Robin Jessen, Johannes König
Diskussionspapiere 1446 / 2015

Public Health Insurance and Entry into Self-Employment

We estimate the impact of a differential treatment of paid employees versus self-employed workers in a public health insurance system on the entry rate into entrepreneurship. In Germany, the public health insurance system is mandatory for most paid employees, but not for the self-employed, who usually buy private health insurance. Private health insurance contributions are relatively low for the young ...

2015| Frank M. Fossen, Johannes König
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SOEPpapers 733 / 2015

Public Health Insurance and Entry into Self-Employment

We estimate the impact of a differential treatment of paid employees versus self-employed workers in a public health insurance system on the entry rate into entrepreneurship. In Germany, the public health insurance system is mandatory for most paid employees, but not for the self-employed, who usually buy private health insurance. Private health insurance contributions are relatively low for the young ...

2015| Frank M. Fossen, Johannes König
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A Novel Sampling Strategy for Surveying High Net-Worth Individuals: A Pretest Using the Socio-Economic Panel

In: The Review of Income and Wealth (2020), im Ersch. | Rainer Siegers, Charlotte Bartels, Martin Kroh, Carsten Schröder, Markus M. Grabka, Johannes König
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Inequality-Minimization with a Given Public Budget

We solve the problem of a social planner who seeks to minimize inequality via transfers with a fixed public budget in a distribution of exogenously given incomes. The appropriate solution method depends on the objective function: If it is convex, it can be solved by an interior-point algorithm. If it is quasiconvex, the bisection method can be used. Using artificial and real-world data, we implement ...

In: Journal of Economic Inequality 16 (2018), 4, S. 607-629 | Johannes König, Carsten Schröder
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Distributional Effects of Subsidizing Retirement Savings Accounts: Evidence from Germany

We empirically investigate the distributional consequences of the Riester scheme, the main private pension subsidization program in Germany. We find that 38% of the aggregate subsidy accrues to the top two deciles of the income distribution, but only 7.3% to the bottom two. Nonetheless the Riester scheme is almost distributionally neutral in terms of standard inequality measures. Two effects offset ...

In: Finanzarchiv 74 (2018) 4, S. 415-445 | Giacomo Corneo, Johannes König, Carsten Schröder
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Public Health Insurance, Individual Health, and Entry into Self-Employment

We investigate the impact of a differential treatment of paid employees versus self-employed workers in a public health insurance system on the entry rate into self-employment. Health insurance systems that distinguish between the two sectors of employment create incentives or disincentives to start a business for different individuals. We estimate a discrete time hazard rate model of entry into self-employment ...

In: Small Business Economics 49 (2017), 3, S. 647–669 | Frank M. Fossen, Johannes König
Monographien

Inequality-Minimization with a Given Public Budget

We solve the problem of a social planner who seeks to minimize inequality via transfers with a fixed public budget in a distribution of exogenously given incomes. The appropriate solution method depends on the objective function: If it is convex, as in the case of the absolute mean deviation, it can be solved by an interior-point algorithm. If it is quasiconvex, as in case of the Gini coefficient, ...

Berlin: Freie Univ. Berlin, FB Wirtschaftswiss., 2016, 18 S.
(Discussion Paper / School of Business & Economics ; 2016,16)
| Johannes König, Carsten Schröder
Monographien

Distributional Effects of Subsidizing Retirement Savings Accounts: Evidence from Germany

We empirically investigate the distributional consequences of the Riester scheme, the main private pension subsidization program in Germany. We find that 38% of the aggregate subsidy accrues to the top two deciles of the population, but only 7.3% to the bottom two. Nonetheless the Riester scheme is almost distributionally neutral when looking at standard inequality measures. This is due to two offsetting ...

Berlin: Freie Univ. Berlin, FB Wirtschaftswiss., 2015, 34 S.
(Discussion Paper / School of Business & Economics ; 2015,18)
| Giacomo Corneo, Carsten Schröder, Johannes König
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