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DIW aktuell 27 / 2020

Nachbesserungen beim Klimapaket richtig, aber immer noch unzureichend – CO2-Preise stärker erhöhen und Klimaprämie einführen

Im Dezember 2019 haben Bund und Länder nach anhaltender Kritik das im September beschlossene Klimapaket nachgebessert: Die CO2-Preise wurden erhöht und die EEG-Umlage stärker gesenkt. Doch trotz dieser Anpassungen werden der vorgeschlagene CO2 ...

2020| Stefan Bach, Niklas Isaak, Lea Kampfmann, Claudia Kemfert, Nicole Wägner
Diskussionspapiere 1839 / 2020

Does Social Policy through Rent Controls Inhibit New Construction? Some Answers from Long-Run Historical Evidence

The (re-)introduction of rent regulation in the form of rent controls, tenant protection or supply rationing is back on the agenda of policymakers in light of rent inflation in many global cities. While rent control as social policy promises short ..

2020| Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Sebastian Kohl
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An Investment in the Future: Institutional Aspects of Credential Recognition of Refugees in Germany

Adding to the rich literature on the economic integration of refugees, this article extends the scope towards the role of institutions by focusing on the transfer of human capital by means of credential recognition. The 2012 Federal Act of ...

In: Journal of Refugee Studies (2020), im Ersch. [online first: 2019-11-15] | Jannes Jacobsen
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Does Subsidized Care for Toddlers Increase Maternal Labor Supply?

Expanding public or publicly subsidized childcare has been a top social policy priority in many industrialized countries. It is supposed to increase fertility, promote children’s development and enhance mothers’ labor market attachment. In this paper

In: Labour Economics 62 (2020), 1017763, 18 S. | Kai-Uwe Müller, Katharina Wrohlich
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The Impact of the German Minimum Wage on Individual Wages and Monthly Earnings

This paper evaluates the short-run impact of the introduction of a statutory minimum wage in Germany on the hourly wages and monthly earnings of workers targeted by the reform. We first provide detailed descriptive evidence of changes to the wage ...

In: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik 240 (2020), 2-3, S. 201-231 | Patrick Burauel, Marco Caliendo, Markus M. Grabka, Cosima Obst, Malte Preuss, Carsten Schröder, Cortnie Shupe
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The Social Integration of Lesbians, Gay Men and Bisexuals: Exploring the Role of the Municipal Context

This paper examines possible differences between lesbians, gay men and bisexuals (LGBs) compared to heterosexuals with respect to their integration into the residential neighbourhood. By means of a multi-level analysis, we examine if there is a gap .

In: Social Science Research (2020), im Ersch. [online first: 2019-07-03] | Mirjam Fischer, Matthijs Kalmijn, Stephanie Steinmetz
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The Rising Longevity Gap by Lifetime Earnings: Distributional Implications for the Pension System

This study uses German social security records to provide novel evidence on cohort trends of the heterogeneity in life expectancy by lifetime earnings and, additionally, documents the distributional implications of this earnings-related heterogeneity

In: The Journal of the Economics of Ageing (2020), im Ersch. [online first: 2019-05-16] | Peter Haan, Daniel Kemptner, Holger Lüthen
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A Head‐to‐Head Comparison of Augmented Wealth in Germany and the United States

We examine the composition of augmented household wealth, the sum of net worth and pension wealth, in the United States and Germany. Pension wealth makes up a considerable portion of household wealth of about 48% in the United States and 61% in ...

In: The Scandinavian Journal of Economics (2020), | Timm Bönke, Markus M. Grabka, Carsten Schröder, Edward N. Wolff
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Ist ein Mindestlohn von zwölf Euro sinnvoll?

Ist ein Mindestlohn von zwölf Euro sinnvoll? Vieles spricht für einen höheren Mindestlohn – und die negativen Effekte wie Jobabbau werden überschaubar bleiben. Dafür aber muss die Wirtschaft weiter florieren. Kolumne Dieser Beitrag ist am 27. Dezember 2019 in der ZEIT ONLINE–Kolumne Fratzschers Verteilungsfragen erschienen. Hier finden Sie alle ...

27.12.2019| Marcel Fratzscher
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