SOEP Conferences

4th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference (SOEP2000)

4th SOEPconference, Berlin, July 5-7, 2000 - Program

Wednesday, July 5


Thomas A. DiPrete, Duke University/DIW

Chairperson: Richard V. Burkhauser, Cornell University/DIW

Opening Adress
Klaus F. Zimmermann, DIW/IZA

First Keynote
Temporary contracts, shorter work hours or shorter employment spells? How mothers of young children in Germany, Britain and Sweden adapt to the flexible labor market.

Siv Gustafsson, University of Amsterdam

Second Keynote
Family Change, Employment Transitions, and the Welfare State: A Comparison of Household Income Dynamics in the U.S. and Germany

Thomas A. DiPrete, Duke University/DIW

17.00Poster Presentations
 Introduction: Richard V. Burkhauser, Cornell University/DIW


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Thursday, July 6 morning

9.00-12.30Parallel Sessions:
 A. Structure of Wages
Chair: Christof Helberger, TU-Berlin
B. Earnings and Income Mobility
Chair: Paul R. Gregory, University of Houston/DIW
C. Work/ Family Processes and Socioeconomic Outcomes
Chair: Irwin L. Collier, FU-Berlin
 Pathbreakers and Traditionalists: Parental Resources,
Career Credentials and Self-Employment Outcomes in the U.S. and Germany

Patricia McManus, Indiana University

Cross-National Estimates of the Intergenerational Mobility in Earnings

Dr. Dean R. Lillard, Cornell University

Lags and Leads in Life Satisfaction: A Test of the Baseline Hypothesis

Andrew E. Clark, University of Orléans (France), Ed Diener, University of Illinois, and Yannis Georgellis, Brunel University

 Early Career Experiences and Later Career Outcomes: A Comparison of the United States, France and Germany

David N. Margolis, CNRS/University of Paris I, Véronique Simonnet, University of Paris I, and Lars Vilhuber, U.S. Census Bureau / York University Toronto

Earnings and Income Mobility in the United States and Germany: A Test of Two Measures of Mobility using the GSOEP, PSID and CPS

Andrew Houtenville, Cornell University

Timing of First Births in East Germany after Unification

Michaela Kreyenfeld, MPI for Demographic Research

 Tenure Effects on Wages

Kenneth Couch, University of Conneticut

Local versus global assessments of mobility

Chris Schluter, University of Bristol
Mark Trede, University of Cologne

The Relation between Success at Work, Life Pattern and Overall Life Satisfaction - Changes in Men´s and in Women´s Lives since the 1980s

Angelika Tölke, DJI

 What Determines the Reservation Wage? Theory and Some Evidence from German Micro Data

Eswar S. Prasad, IMF

Toward a Longitudinal, Multidimensional Class Model

James C. Witte, Clemson University

Do 'Immigrants' Improve Their Housing Quality When They Move? Evidence from the German Socio-Economic Panel

William Clark, UCLA, and Anita I. Drever, UCLA

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Thursday, July 6 evening

14.00-17.00Parallel Sessions:
 A. Job Mobility and Unemployment
Chair: Jürgen Wolters, FU-Berlin/DIW
B. The Structure of Inequality
Chair: Hildegard Maria Nickel, HU-Berlin
C. Health, Aging and Retirement
Chair: Irwin L. Collier, FU-Berlin
 The Duration of Marginal Employment in Germany

Jürgen Kolb, IWH, and Axel Werwatz, CLS

(Not) Sharing the fruits of growth: The impact of Government and Markets on Living standards in Germany, The Netherlands, and the USA in 1986-1995

Bruce Headey, University of Melbourne, Stephen Headey, University of Melbourne, and Ruud Muffels, Tillburg University

A Cross-National Comparison of Retirement in a Household Context

Richard V. Burkhauser, Dr. Dean R. Lillard and Paola Valenti, all Cornell University

 Why do German Firms Subsidise Apprenticeship Training? Tests of the Asymmetric Information and Mobility Cost Explanations

Damon Clark, Nuffield College

The Gender Gap During Rapid Economic Transition: Womens economic Progress Since Transition

Ira Gang, Rutgers Universität, Myeong-Su Yun, University of Western Ontario

The Dynamics of Long-Term Care Service Use in Germany

Christine Himes, Syracuse University, Ulrike Schneider, University of Hannover, and Douglas A. Wolf, Syracuse University
 German Wage Underpayment: An Investigation into Labor Market Inefficiency and Discrimination

Peter Dawson, Abertay University Scotland, Tim Hinks, Middlesex University and Duncan Watson, Middlesex University

Gender Effects As Macro-Level Effects

Lisa M. Amoroso, Northwestern University

The Effect of Job Displacement on Subsequent Health

William T. Gallo, Yale University, Elizabeth H. Bradley, Yale University, and Stanislav V. Kasl, Yale University


Overtime Work, Overtime Compensation and the Distribution of Wages, Evidence for Germany and Great Britain

Markus Pannenberg, DIW/IZA, and Gert G. Wagner, DIW/EUV/CEPS

Economic Status of Older German Immigrants

Robert L. Clark, North Carolina State University, and Anne York, Meredith College

  The Income Portfolio of Immigrants in Germany - Effects of Ethnic Origin and Assimilation

Felix Büchel, MPI for Human Development, and Joachim Frick, DIW


Friday, July 7


(plenary session; includes 15 minutes coffee break)

Family Processes and Socioeconomic Outcomes
Chairperson: Janet Z. Giele, Brandeis University

Income Shocks, Intergenerational Transfers and Human Capital in Germany
Enrica Croda, UCLA

Educational Opportunities of Children in Poverty
Anke Schöb, ZUMA

The Dynamics of Child Poverty: Britain and Germany Compared
Stephen P. Jenkins, ISER/DIW/University of Essex, Chris Schluter, University of Bristol, and Gert G. Wagner, DIW/EUV/CEPS/INSTEAD


12.30Chairperson: Bengt-Arne Wickström, DIW/HU-Berlin

Looking Forward: Household Panels in the 21st Century
Gert G. Wagner, DIW


Honoring of Outstanding GSOEP2000 Conference Papers

Thomas A. DiPrete, Duke University/DIW


Honoring best GSOEP papers 1984-1999

Gert. G. Wagner, DIW and Bengt Arne Wickström, DIW/HU-Berlin


Closing Ceremony

Thomas A. DiPrete, Duke University/DIW


End of the conference


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