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12. Juli 2018

SOEP Introduction to the new SOEPlong-version. From raw data to longitudinal analyses in 3 hours
Post-conference workshop 2018 SLLS Conference

The German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) is a wide-ranging representative longitudinal study of private households in Germany, located at the German Institute for Economic Research, DIW Berlin. Some of the many topics include household composition, occupational biographies, marital biographies, employment, earnings, health and subjective indicators. The panel was started in 1984 and offers longitudinal information for more than 80.000 persons in about 20.000 households.

The purpose of the workshop is to introduce and familiarize doctoral students as well as senior researchers with the file structure and potential of the SOEP data. Specifically, we explore the potential of “SOEPlong”, a new mode of data-provision based on datasets in long-format. Particularly, the workshop focuses on the longitudinal components of the data. We demonstrate and discuss the ability of the longitudinal household design to a) validate causal interpretations, b) combine characteristics from different phases of the life course and c) track dynamics between partners (and other household members) over time.

Given the huge amount of data (and the correspondingly large number of files) covering 30 years of micro data at the household, individual and event levels, the SOEP dataset is growing into an increasingly complex structure which can be difficult to handle for users, even if they are experienced empirical analysts. The workshop shall serve to help users cope with this complexity. Additionally, the potential of longitudinal data in general (and the SOEP in particular) to model life-course dynamics in sociology is still largely underused. Therefore, the course aims at encouraging the sociological research community to make stronger use of the benefits of this type of data in research projects on dynamics of objective, subjective and biographical indicators.

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13:30-18:00
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4. - 5. Juli 2018

Workshop Konferenz zur "Evaluation des Mindestlohns"

Am 4. und 5. Juli 2018 wird am DIW Berlin die Konferenz „Evaluation of Minimum Wages“ stattfinden. Ziel der Konferenz ist es, ein Forum für die aktuelle Forschung zu Mindestlöhnen und deren Effekten zu bieten. Während der Fokus der Veranstaltung auf Deutschland nach der Einführung des flächendeckenden Mindestlohns liegt, werden auch Beiträge mit empirischen Untersuchungen aus anderen Ländern sowie Studien mit theoretischem oder methodischem Schwerpunkt gesucht. Als Keynote Speaker konnten wir Prof. Dr. David Neumark (University of California, Irvine) gewinnen.

Wissenschaftliches Komitee/Organisation:

Marco Caliendo (Universität Potsdam),
Carsten Schröder (SOEP/DIW Berlin und FU Berlin),
Jürgen Schupp (SOEP/DIW Berlin und FU Berlin),
Alexandra Fedorets (SOEP/DIW Berlin),
Lutz Bellmann (IAB Nürnberg).

Mehr Informationen gibt es im Call for Papers und auf der Projektseite des EVA-MIN-Projektes.

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DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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Marco Caliendo, Universität Potsdam
caliendo[@]empwifo.uni-potsdam.de)
29. Juni 2018

DIW Applied Micro Seminar Upward Income Mobility and Legislator Support for Education Policies

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  • Luna Bellani, University of Konstanz

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    27. Juni 2018

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen Training Participation with Increasing Working Horizons: Evidence from a German Pension Reform

    Investments into the human capital of (older) individuals—by employees, governments and especially firms—are expected to depend on the remaining working horizon of individuals. Thus, with the anticipation of shifts in retirement ages due to pension reforms, an increase in training participation rates should be expected. As training increases the employability of older individuals, this would be an important complementary development to pension reforms aiming to increase the employment rates of older age-groups. In this paper, a 1999 German pension reform is used as a natural experiment to study the development of training participation with increasing working horizons. Pre- and post-reform cohorts are compared in a Regression Discontinuity Design using the German Microcensus. However, based on the evidence available for this study, an increase in training participation in anticipation of longer working horizons could not be found. Thus, further interventions are needed to ensure that shifts in the retirement age do not lead to increased old-age unemployment rates due to low productiveness.

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  • Elisabeth Kurz

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    12:30-13:30
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    Karl Popper Room DIW Berlin Raum 2.3.020 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
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    20. Juni 2018

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Neighborhood level immigrant share, home ownership and charitable giving to refugees?

    Enormous amount of literature in political science, sociology and economics argues that ethnic diversity and economic disparities hinder pro social attitudes and behaviors. Inspired by social identity and out-group threat theories this study tests if being surrounded by ethnic out-group will reduce charitable giving to that out-group among native Germans. This question is tackled by combining individual level data from Socio-Economic Panel with social indicators measured at the neighborhood level. Evidence that charitable giving to refugees among natives decreases in increasing immigrant share is reported. Importantly, this negative statistical association is driven by home-owners residing in the low home-ownership areas. Possible mechanisms underlying these results are discussed.

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    12:30 - 13:30
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    Anna-J.-Schwartz-Raum DIW Berlin Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
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    18. - 20. Juni 2018

    Workshop SOEPcampus@Universität Mannheim 2018
    Längsschnittdatenanalyse mit dem Sozio-oekonomischen Panel (SOEP)

    Der Workshop wird von Prof. Dr. Thomas Gautschi in Zusammenarbeit mit der Längsschnittstudie „Sozio-oekonomisches Panel“/DIW Berlin veranstaltet und findet vom 18. bis zum 20. Juni 2018 an der Universität Mannheim, Seminargebäude A 5, 6, Gebäudeteil C, Raum C-108, Untergeschoss, statt. Die Veranstaltung richtet sich an fortgeschrittene Studierende, DoktorandInnen und NachwuchswissenschaftlerInnen aus den Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften. Voraussetzungen für die Teilnahme sind solide Kenntnisse in multivariaten Analyseverfahren und erste praktische Erfahrungen mit der Datenanalyse. Kenntnisse im Arbeiten mit dem SOEP werden nicht vorausgesetzt. In den Beispielen und Übungen im Rahmen des Workshops wird ausschließlich das Statistikprogrammpaket Stata verwendet.

    Die Unterrichtssprache ist Deutsch.

    Teilnahme und Anmeldung
    Die Teilnahmegebühr beträgt 50 Euro. Ansprechpartnerin ist Deborah Gottinger-Würtz (). Die TeilnehmerInnenzahl ist auf 36 Personen begrenzt. Die Anmeldung über ein Online-Formular ist ab sofort möglich. Nach Ihrer Anmeldung erhalten Sie zeitnah die Rechnung per E-Mail. Die Anmeldung ist erst nach Eingang des Workshop-Betrags vollständig.

    Inhalte:

    • Anwendungsorientierte Einführung in den Aufbau, die Inhalte und das Arbeiten mit dem SOEP
    • Vorstellung grundlegender Regressionsmodelle für Paneldaten (Paneldatenanalyse)
    • Vorstellung des Analyseverfahrens Propensity Score Matching

    Ein ausführliches Workshop-Programm finden Sie hier.

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    Universität Mannheim
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    Deborah Gottinger-Würtz
    soeporga@mail.uni-mannheim.de
    15. Juni 2018

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar Later pension, poorer health? Evidence from the new State Pension age in the UK

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  • Ludovico Carrino, King’s College London and University of Venice Ca’ Foscari

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    1. Juni 2018

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar Bismarck's Health Insurance and the Mortality Decline

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  • Stefan Bauernschuster, University of Passau

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    30. Mai 2018

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen Fertility as a Driver of Maternal Employment

    Based on findings of an extensive empirical literature that mainly stem from high- income countries, economists often hypothesize that having more children, especially young ones, unambiguously decreases the time mothers spend in the labor market. Re- search on middle- and low-income countries is scarce, despite of several interesting aspects that are common to these countries and that potentially matter for the relationship between fertility and maternal labor supply: the low wealth of a large number of house- holds, the provision of informal child care within extended families, and the high prevalence of informal employment. I use Mexican census data from 2010 in order to provide new evidence on the relationship between fertility and female labor market outcomes in a middle-income country. In order to disentangle causal effects of childbearing, parental preferences for mixed-sex siblings are exploited. My findings show that an exogenous rise in family size is associated with a significant increase in labor supply by mothers that are induced to change their family size by the instrument. This response tends to be driven by an increase in formal employment at the intensive margin for a very small fraction of women, while having mainly an impact at the extensive margin for informal labor. I further show that the presence of grandparents and low household wealth potentially contribute to this positive effect. The external validity of my results is shown to be limited, but econometric approaches that allow to extrapolate from this effect indicate that the response in informal employment is non-negative for the whole sample.

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    Zeit
    12:30 - 13:30
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    Anna J. Schwartz Room Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    18. Mai 2018

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar Upward Income Mobility and Legislator Support for Education Policies

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  • Luna Bellani, University of Konstanz

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    16. Mai 2018

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen The effect of exposure to STEM in secondary school on field of study choice

    The choice for a field of study has large consequences on later labor market outcomes. However, in absence of liberal arts and sciences bachelors, field of study choice is often made quite early: either in secondary school or at the start of university. A growing literature shows that information about (direct or indirect through exposure) affects students’ field of study choices. We investigate the effect of a nationwide policy in which some secondary school students receive additional exposure to STEM fields due to an extra STEM instruction time. We use schools which shift into the program over time using school fixed effects. We find that students affected by the policy have lower graduation rates. Further, we find that students affected by the policy are more likely to pursue a softer STEM degree (Health care or Agriculture) and less likely an interdisciplinary degree.

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  • Roxanne Korthals

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    12:30 - 13:30
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    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    9. Mai 2018

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Seeking asylum in Germany: Does human and social capital determine the outcome of asylum procedures?

    The outcome of asylum procedure is vital for staying perspectives of refuges and their well-being, as well as their following economic and social integration in the host society. In principal, persecution and other forms of violation of human rights should solely determine the outcome of asylum procedures according to the Geneva convention and the asylum legislation in Europe. However, some previous (rather qualitative) evidence suggests that the asylum procedure outcome may be subject to socio-economic selectivity. If this is true, unequal chances for recognition of asylum application may contribute to the cumulative (dis-)advantages over the life course.
    Using a recent longitudinal household data, the IAB-BAMF-SOEP-Survey of Refugees in Germany, we investigate whether and how human capital characteristics of refugees and their command about social resources such as networks affect the probability of recognition of the asylum application. Our findings evidence that higher socio-economic status of refugees and support by social networks affect the outcomes asylum procedures positively. Throughout the analysis we control for variables which capture the violation of human rights and other forms of violence, changes in asylum policies and country-of-origin-specific fixed effects. Our findings turn out to be robust to different specifications. Altogether, we conclude that the overarching aim of the asylum process, granting asylum to those who are in need of protection for reasons of violence and persecution seems to be diluted by social and economic factors, which are relevant for the outcomes and the length of asylum processes as well. As Germany has emerged as the dominant destination of asylum-seekers in the OECD, the study is in our view of general interest for an understanding of the forces which drive asylum procedures in developed countries.
    Keywords: asylum, refugees, human capital, social networks, IAB-BAMF-SOEP Survey of Refugees.

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  • Yuliya Kosyakova (IAB Nürnberg)

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    12:30 - 13:30
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    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    2. Mai 2018

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen Teacher incentives and grade retention

    This paper provides a simple framework to test whether teachers strategically retain students in the first grade of primary school in order to minimize the number of students in their class for grades 2-4. I build a model in which classes are subject to a class size cap and teachers can choose to retain students if their performance falls below an academic threshold. The key prediction, borne out in administrative data for the German state Sachsen, is that grade retention rates increase monotonically with class size but drop sharply in the vicinity of the class-size cap because teachers expect that classes might be split if class size exceeds the class size cap in the next grade.

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    12:30 - 13:30
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    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    27. April 2018

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar Understanding the Response to Financial and Non-Financial Incentives in Education: Field Experimental Evidence Using High-Stakes Assessments

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  • Simon Burgess, University of Bristol

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    28. Februar 2018

    28.02.2018 - 01.03.2018 Workshop SOEPcampus@DIW Berlin 2018

    Am 28. Februar und 1. März 2018 findet wieder ein deutschsprachiger Workshop zur Einführung in die zur Analyse der SOEP-Daten im DIW Berlin statt.  Neben Plenarveranstaltungen mit Vorträgen zu Inhalt, Struktur und Nutzungsmöglichkeiten der SOEP-Daten sowie der Hochrechnung und Gewichtung wird der Schwerpunkt dieses Workshops auf praktischen Übungen liegen, die im Rahmen von Hands-on-Sessions durchgeführt werden. In deren Verlauf wird der Umgang mit den SOEP-Daten auf Basis verschiedener Softwarepakete am PC in kleinen Arbeitsgruppen geübt. Zudem wird auch das umfangreiche Dokumentationsmaterial und die SOEP-Support-Software vorgestellt.

    Der Workshop richtet sich sowohl an neue Nutzerinnen und Nutzer als auch an Personen mit Vorkenntnissen, die auf der Suche nach konkreten Problemlösungen oder themenspezifischer Beratung sind.

    Der Workshop ist bereits ausgebucht. Eine Anmeldung ist leider nicht mehr möglich!

    Kosten

    Die Teilnahme am Workshop ist abgesehen von einer geringen Verpflegungspauschale kostenlos.

    Vorausgesetzte Kenntnisse

    Teilnahmevoraussetzung sind Kenntnisse einer Analyse-Software: Der Workshop gibt eine Einführung in die Analyse der SOEP-Daten, jedoch nicht in Software-Pakete wie Stata oder SPSS.

    Sollten Sie weitere Fragen zum Workshop haben, wenden Sie sich bitte an

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    Schumpeter Saal DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    21. Februar 2018

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Selektivität und Erfahrungen bei qualitativen Gesprächen mit SOEP-Befragten - Am Beispiel der "Metropole Ruhr" mit einigen inhaltlichen Ergebnissen

    In den letzten Jahren wurde die SOEP-Stichprobe mehrfach als Basis für qualitative Methoden genutzt. Der Vortrag zeigt am Beispiel der "Metropole Ruhr" die Bedeutung der Selektivität von Gesprächspartnern für qualitative Interviews. Beispielhaft wird auch die Methodik der Anwerbung von SOEP-Befragten für Gespräche gezeigt und einige wenige inhaltliche Ergebnisse werden präsentiert.

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  • Stefan Siebert (HU Berlin)

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    12:30 - 13:30
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    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    16. Februar 2018

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar The Intergenerational Causal Effect of Tax Evasion: Evidence from the Commuter Tax Allowance in Austria

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  • Martin Halla, Johannes Kepler University Linz

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    14. Februar 2018

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen The Impact of Initial Placement Restrictions on Labor Market Outcomes of Refugees

    This paper analyzes employment effects of a policy reform that was introduced as a measure for targeted integration of foreigners into local labor markets in Germany. The Residence Rule puts additional constraints on initial residence decisions for refugees after having received a permanent residence permit. Given that this reform applies to a subset of refugees only, it creates exogenous variation that I exploit in a Differences-in-Differences analysis. Using a novel data set, the IAB-BAMF-SOEP Survey of Refugees in Germany, the results suggest a negative effect of the reform on the probability to take up employment. This effect is robust to the inclusion/exclusion of covariates. Yet, since sample size in the post-treatment period is relatively small, some specifications yield statistically insignificant effects.

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    12:30 - 13:30
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    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    7. Februar 2018

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Disappointed Hopes of Upward Mobility? A Study on Income Development in Germany 1995-2015

    Similar to many other OECD countries, income inequality in Germany has increased over the past decades. However, it is not yet clear to what extent there has actually been a decline at the household level. Our study therefore examines what is behind the increased income inequality: increases or decreases of household incomes or a change in the composition of the population. Using SOEP data from 1995-2015 and hybrid panel regressions, we show that income inequality increases between different educational groups and EGP-classes, as well as between migrants and Germans.
    Furthermore, we show that the increasing income inequality at the household level cannot be attributed solely to a change in the composition of the population, but that disadvantaged households have experienced lower increases in disposable household income over time than other households.
    These findings suggest that hopes of upward income mobility are increasingly disappointed among the more disadvantaged population groups in recent years.

    Related Articles:

    Blossfeld, Hans-Peter, Buchholz, Sandra, Bukodi, Erzsébet und Karin Kurz (Hg.) (2008): Young Workers,
    Globalizaton and the Labor Market. London: Edward Elgar.

    Hartmann, Jörg (2016): Do second-generaton Turkish migrants in Germany assimilate into the middle
    class? In Ethnicites 16 (3), S. 368–392.

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  • Karin Kurz and Jörg Hartmann (both University of Göttingen)

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    12:30 - 13:30
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    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    31. Januar 2018

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen Income Redistribution and Self-Selection of Immigrants: Evidence from Administrative Data

    We test the predictions of the Roy-Model about the self-selection of immigrants using an administrative dataset including about 90 % of Italians living abroad. The data comprises 13 countries with substantial differences in inequality and levels of redistribution: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Great-Britain, Germany, The Netherlands, New-Zealand, Switzerland, the US, and Venezuela. Our results confirm the predictions of the model: We find a negative, substantial and significant relationship between the level of redistribution – our indicator for the returns to human capital, measured by the (relative) difference of market and after-tax inequality in the host country in the year of arrival – and immigrants’ individual degree of selection, as well as the likelihood to be positively self-selected. These results hold after including covariates at the individual and country level, as well as controlling for migration costs. Our analysis also shed light on the factors associated with the self-selection of immigrants.

    (joint work with Giacomo Corneo)

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    12:30 - 13:30
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    Gustav-Schmoller-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 3.3.002A Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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