DIW Berlin: Thema Ungleichheit

Thema Ungleichheit

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DIW Roundup 137 / 2020

Warum essen wir so viel Fleisch?

Es gibt verschiedene Gründe dafür, den Konsum von Fleisch und anderen tierischen Produkten zu reduzieren. In diesem Beitrag stellen wir wichtige Fakten zum Fleischkonsum vor und diskutieren dann mögliche Wege und Herausforderungen in Bezug auf eine effektive Verhaltensänderung hin zu einer nachhaltigeren, weniger tierbasierten Ernährung.

2020| Jana Friedrichsen, Manja Gärtner
DIW Roundup 137 / 2020

Why Are We Eating so Much Meat?

There are various reasons why humans may want to reduce their consumption of meat and other animal products. In the following, we lay out important stylized facts about individual meat consumption, and then discuss the challenges and puzzles surrounding effective behavior change toward more sustainable, plant-based diets.

2020| Jana Friedrichsen, Manja Gärtner
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Salience of Inherited Wealth and the Support for Inheritance Taxation

Abstract: We study how attitudes to inheritance taxation are influenced by information about the role of inherited wealth in society. Using a randomized experiment in a register-linked Swedish survey, we find that informing individuals about the large aggregate importance of inherited wealth and its link to inequality of opportunity significantly increases the support for inheritance taxation. The

25.10.2019| Daniel Waldenström, Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Stockholm
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

The Roots of Inequality: Estimating Inequality of Opportunity from Regression Trees and Forests

21.06.2019| Paul Hufe, ifo Insititut, München
DIW Wochenbericht 26 / 2019

Die Angst vor Stigmatisierung hindert Menschen daran, Transferleistungen in Anspruch zu nehmen

Die Scham, auf staatliche Hilfe angewiesen zu sein, wird häufig als Grund für eine niedrige Inanspruchnahme von Sozialleistungen genannt. Im Vergleich zu anderen Hemmnissen, wie beispielsweise mangelnden Informationen oder Transaktionskosten, gibt es aber nur wenig empirische Forschung zu den Effekten der Stigmatisierung von Sozialleistungen. In diesem Wochenbericht wird ein kontrolliertes

2019| Jana Friedrichsen, Renke Schmacker
DIW Wochenbericht 26 / 2019

Es geht den Menschen darum, was andere Leute über sie denken: Interview

2019| Jana Friedrichsen, Erich Wittenberg
DIW Weekly Report 26/27 / 2019

Fear of Stigmatization Prevents Individuals from Claiming Benefits

The desire to avoid the shame of being dependent on government aid is often cited as a cause of low welfare take-up rates. In contrast to other obstacles, such as transaction costs or a lack of information, little empirical research has been conducted on how stigma affects social benefits take-up. In this Weekly Report, a controlled laboratory experiment is presented whose results support the

2019| Jana Friedrichsen, Renke Schmacker
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Social Image Concerns and Welfare Take-Up

Using a laboratory experiment, we present first evidence that social image concerns causally reduce the take-up of an individually beneficial transfer. Our design manipulates the informativeness of the take-up decision by varying whether transfer eligibility is based on ability or luck, and how the transfer is financed. We find that subjects avoid the inference both of being low-skilled (ability

In: Journal of Public Economics 168 (2018), S. 174-192 | Jana Friedrichsen, Tobias König, Renke Schmacker
Diskussionspapiere 1752 / 2018

Social Image Concerns and Welfare Take-Up

Using a laboratory experiment, we present first evidence that social image concerns causally reduce the take-up of an individually beneficial transfer. Our design manipulates the informativeness of the take-up decision by varying whether transfer eligibility is based on ability or luck, and how the transfer is financed. We find that subjects avoid the inference both of being low-skilled (ability

2018| Jana Friedrichsen, Tobias König, Renke Schmacker
DIW Weekly Report 17/18 / 2018

Risk Aversion and Other Factors Determine Income Redistribution Preferences

The amount of redistribution people favor depends on socioeconomic factors and their views on fairness. This study, based on a representative survey conducted in Sweden, confirms earlier results: Higher incomes are correlated with wanting less redistribution, women are more in favor of redistribution than men on average, and older people favor it more than younger people. People’s views on

2018| Manja Gärtner, Johanna Mollerstrom
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