SOEP 2014 Program
SOEP2014 - 11th International German Socio-Economic User Conference

Program of the SOEP 2014 11th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference

Program as of June 27, 2014

Monday June 30th, 2014 (morning)

Venue: Hertie School of Governance (HSoG), Forum A and B

8:30 - 9:30
9:30 - 11:00

Plenary Session I

Welcome Address
Marcel Fratzscher (President DIW Berlin)

Recent Developments in the SOEP
Chair: Jürgen Schupp (Director SOEP)

The Family of SOEP Longitudinal Studies (Jürgen Schupp)

SOEP-Migration 2013/2014 (Martin Kroh)

SOEP-Innovation Sample - SOEP-IS (David Richter)

DDI on Rails (Marcel Hebing)

11:00 - 11:30Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:00

Plenary Session II

Keynote Speech I
Patricia McManus (Indiana University, Bloomington/USA):
The Next Generation: Family Background and Prospects for Immigrant Incorporation in Germany, Great Britain, and the United States

 13:00 - 14:30Lunch

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Monday June 30th, 2014 (afternoon)

Venue: HSoG Forum A and B, DIW Berlin

14:30 - 17:30 Parallel Sessions
Parallel S1
Well-Being and the Labor Market

Chair: Jürgen Schupp (FU Berlin and SOEP at DIW Berlin)
Parallel S2
Life-Course Perspectives on Inequality
Chair: Marco Giesselmann (SOEP at DIW Berlin) and Martina Dieckhoff (WZB Berlin)

Parallel S3
Chair: Jan Marcus and Frauke Peter (both DIW Berlin)

Parallel S4
Chair: Anika Rasner (SOEP at DIW Berlin)
Parallel S5
Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Chair: Thomas Siedler (University of Hamburg and SOEP at DIW Berlin)
Schumpeter Hall, DIW Berlin Forum A and B, HSoG 5.2010, DIW Berlin 1.2026, DIW Berlin 2.30, HSoG

Working hours mismatch and well-being: comparative evidence from Australian and German panel data
Franziska Kugler, Andrea Wiencierz and Christoph Wunder

Abstract | PDF, 42.33 KB

Trends in partner effects on female employment dynamics in Germany
Leen Vandecasteele and Frederike Esche

Abstract | PDF, 308.64 KB

Stated and Revealed Heterogeneous Risk Preferences in Educational Choice
Frank Fossen and Daniela Glocker

Abstract | PDF, 89.84 KB
Paper | PDF, 0.9 MB

Normative and Allocation Role Strain: Role Incompatibility, Outsourcing, and the Transition to a Second Birth in Eastern and Western Germany
Liat Raz-Yurovich

Abstract | PDF, 20.46 KB

The effects of smoking bans on self-assessed health: evidence from Germany
Daniel Kuehnle and Christoph Wunder

Abstract and paper | PDF, 139.38 KB

Job loss, unemployment, and post-unemployment subjective well-being

Jonas Voßemer

Abstract | PDF, 75.77 KB
Presentation | PDF, 262.45 KB

Couples’ Strategies to Buffer Income After Job Loss: The Added Worker Effect and Linked Life Courses
Martin Ehlert

Abstract | PDF, 181.15 KB

Competing With Your Brother and Your Sister:
Estimating and Explaining Differences within Families in Educational Outcomes
Michael Grätz

Abstract | PDF, 60.22 KB

Migration to the US and Marital Mobility
Rebekka Christopoulou and Dean R. Lillard

Abstract and paper
| PDF, 0.66 MB

The Effect of Disability on Life Satisfaction and Self-Rated Health: Resilience is Not the Prototypical Pattern
Frank J. Infurna and Maja Wiest

Abstract | PDF, 162.45 KB
Paper | PDF, 0.52 MB

The detrimental effects of job loss. Analyzing the consequences of unemployment on life satisfaction and domain satisfaction among couples
Frederike Esche

Abstract | PDF, 137.58 KB
Presentation | PDF, 1.1 MB

Homeownership and Saving in a Life-Course Perspective
Philipp M. Lersch

Abstract | PDF, 53.42 KB
Paper | PDF, 259.82 KB

The impact of tuition fees on educational inequality
Michael Bahrs, Thomas Siedler and Benjamin Streim

Abstract | PDF, 100.51 KB
Presentation | PDF, 214.69 KB

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Predicting husbands' and wives' exit-options and analyzing its impact on marital stability
Bastian Hartmann

Abstract | PDF, 88.56 KB
Presentation | PDF, 255.35 KB

The Effects of Switching Health Insurance on Individual Health
Jan Kleibrink and Thu-Van Nguyen

Abstract | PDF, 76.52 KB

Presentation | PDF, 373.84 KB

Income losses, personality and well-being: Which personality types are the most psychologically resilient to losses in income?
Christopher J. Boyce and
Alex M. Wood

Abstract | PDF, 73.5 KB

Occupational Stratification of Voluntary Work in Retirement: Empirical Evidence from Germany
Holger Lengfeld and Jessica Ordemann

Abstract | PDF, 97.78 KB
Paper | PDF, 0.74 MB

Religious Denomination, Minority Status, and Educational Success in West Germany
Thorsten Schneider and Julia Dohrmann

Abstract | PDF, 30.44 KB

The Impact of the Welfare State on Divorce Risk and the Role of Risk Attitudes in Germany
Christian Schmitt and Heike Trappe

Abstract | PDF, 30.22 KB

How does availability of county-level care characteristics shape late-life development in well-being?
Nina Vogel, Denis Gerstorf, Nilam Ram, Jan Goebel and Gert G. Wagner

Abstract | PDF, 74.6 KB

Sick of your Job? - Health Effects of Non-Optimal Employment Situations
Jan Kleibrink

Abstract | PDF, 70.65 KB
Paper | PDF, 369.61 KB

The change of employment status and wage before and after parental leave in Germany: Economic theory and empirical evidence
Alexander Labeit

| PDF, 12.68 KB
Presentation | PDF, 1.43 MB

Who dares, wins? A sibling-analysis on tertiary education transition in Germany
Tamás Keller and Guido Neidhöfer

Abstract (update) and paper | PDF, 0.83 MB

A Multidimensional Approach to Inequality of Opportunity
Charlotte Bartels and Maximilian Stockhausen

Abstract and paper | PDF, 497.7 KB

Presentation | PDF, 0.65 MB

Health Behavior in the Worker's Paradise? Did Forty years of German Socialism Lead to Different Smoking Behavior?
Katrin Johansen and Dean Lillard

Abstract | PDF, 62.02 KB

How does day-care availability affect parental well-being? Disentangling contradictory mechanisms
Pia S. Schober and Juliane F. Stahl

Abstract | PDF, 151.07 KB
Presentation | PDF, 0.58 MB

 What drives the reversal of the gender education gap? Evidence from Germany
Regina T. Riphahn and Caroline Schwientek

Abstract and paper | PDF, 193.62 KB
Fairness of the pension system with heterogenous life expectancy - evidence from a structural life cycle model
Peter Haan, Daniel Kemptner and Victoria Prowse

Abstract | PDF, 77.36 KB


Venue: HSoG Forum A and B

17:45 - 18:30

Poster Session I

Chair: David Richter (SOEP at DIW Berlin)


Maximilian Sommer and Sandra Hubert: "Sensitivity of income-based poverty indicators after decomposition in diverse sub-populations in Germany" (Abstract | PDF, 78.62 KB )

Heiko Stüber, Markus M. Grabka and Daniel D. Schnitzlein: "Wage Inequality and Mobility in Germany – Evidence from a Comparison of Administrative and Survey Data" (Abstract | PDF, 78.7 KB )

Bettina Schuck: "Better overeducated than unemployed? Early career consequences of overeducation at labor market entry" (Abstract | PDF, 111.45 KB (update) and poster | PDF, 249.68 KB )

Data issues

Parvati Trübswetter: "An Overview over the IAB-SOEP Migration Sample as part of the SOEP" (Abstract | PDF, 32.11 KB )

Siegmar Otto, Ulf Kröhne, David Richter and Florian G. Kaiser: "Measures of environmental attitude in the SOEP. The superior validity and societal relevance of a behavior-based environmental attitude measure" (Abstract | PDF, 87.9 KB )

John Körtner and David Richter: "The Influence of Personality on Panel Attrition" (Abstract | PDF, 48.53 KB )

David Richter, Maria Metzing, Richard E. Lucas, Jürgen Schupp: "The day reconstruction method in face-to-face-interviews in the German Socio-Economic Panel" 

Attitudes and well being

Elisa Helms, David Richter, Gert G. Wagner and Roland Weierstall: "Reciprocal Relations Between Stress, Socio-Economic Risk Factors and Psychological Well-Being in the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP)" (Abstract | PDF, 42.22 KB , Poster | PDF, 1.85 MB )

Alexandra Avdeenko, Christian Krekel and Laurine Martinoty: "Natural Disasters and Environmental Concerns: The Case of the 2013 Flood in Germany" (Abstract | PDF, 57.62 KB )

18:30 Aperitivo

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Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 (morning)

Venue: HSoG Forum A and B, DIW Berlin

09:00 - 11:00Parallel Sessions
Parallel S6
Household Income: Inequalities and Decomposition
Chair: Markus Grabka (SOEP at DIW Berlin)
Parallel S7
Life Satisfaction Research: New Directions

Chair: John Haisken-DeNew (Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research)
Parallel S8
Sociological and Economic Directions in Migration Research
Chair: Ingrid Tucci (SOEP at DIW Berlin)
Parallel S9
Labor Market Inequalities I
Chair: David Brady (WZB Berlin)
Parallel S10
Intergenerational Studies
Chair: Pia S. Schober (SOEP at DIW Berlin, HSoG and FU Berlin)
Schumpeter Hall, DIW Berlin Forum A and B, HSoG 5.2010, DIW Berlin 2.30, HSoG 1.2026, DIW Berlin
From Gross Wages to Net Household Income: a Distributional Analysis of the Gender Wage Gap
Patricia Gallego Granados and Johannes Geyer

Abstract | PDF, 174.06 KB
How does the stock market affect subjective expectations of the future? Evidence from linking financial data to survey responses
Christoph Wunder

Abstract | PDF, 21.15 KB
Pathways between Perceived Discrimination and Health among Immigrants: Evidence from Germany
Reinhard Schunck, Katharina Reiss and Oliver Razum

Abstract | PDF, 78.06 KB

Atypical Employment: Types of Employment Careers and Socio-economic Risks
Petra Böhnke, Janina Zeh and Sebastian Link

Abstract | PDF, 57.79 KB

Presentation | PDF, 184.25 KB

Intergenerational transmission of volunteering - Socialization and status transmission effects disentangled?
Belit Şaka

Abstract | PDF, 322.37 KB
Presentation | PDF, 0.73 MB
Bayesian Structured Additive Distributional Regression with an Application to Regional Income Inequality in Germany
Nadja Klein, Thomas Kneib, Stefan Lang, and Alexander Sohn

Abstract (update) and paper | PDF, 0.52 MB
Continuous time modelling with the R package CT-SEM: Accounting for measurement intervals in SOEP life satisfaction measures
Charles Driver

Abstract | PDF, 94.71 KB

When parental background matters:
The intergenerational mobility and assimilation of Italian immigrants in Germany
Timm Bönke and Guido Neidhöfer

Abstract (update)

Getting a job: the effect of employment sectors and men's and women's networks
Andrea Zochert

Abstract | PDF, 165.59 KB
Presentation | PDF, 149.93 KB
The Effect of Inequalities within Families on Occupational Aspirations of Adolescents
Henrik Pruisken

Abstract | PDF, 353.89 KB
Presentation | PDF, 0.59 MB
Earnings Mobility Traps in the Work-Life Cycle – Empirical Evidence from Selected Countries
Veronika V. Eberharter

Abstract | PDF, 43.77 KB
Trajectories Of Life Satisfaction: Positive Feedback Loops May Explain Why Life Satisfaction Changes In Multi-Year Waves, Rather Than Oscillating Around A Set-Point
Bruce W. Headey and Ruud Muffels

Abstract (update) | PDF, 37.29 KB

Paper | PDF, 405.65 KB
Intergenerational Integration Trajectories: Status Transmission along Immigrant Life Courses
Anne-Luise Baumann

Abstract | PDF, 112.56 KB
The Short-Term Consequences of Unemployment Revisited
Sebastian Beil

| PDF, 91.96 KB
Presentation | PDF, 366.32 KB
Parental transmission of non-cognitive skills and school outcomes
Susanne Schührer

Abstract | PDF, 34.9 KB

 Decomposition of Changes in the German Income Distribution: Evidence from Microsimulation
Robin Jessen

Abstract | PDF, 378.58 KB
Well-being over the Life Course
Josef Brüderl and Fabian Kratz

Abstract | PDF, 71.17 KB
The Effect of Language Deficiency on Immigrant Labor Market Outcomes in Germany
Ingo E. Isphording, Sebastian Otten and Mathias Sinning

Abstract | PDF, 392.63 KB
 Get it started – How Parents’ Unemployment affects the Duration until the First Job
Michael Kind

Abstract | PDF, 141.94 KB

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break (HSoG)
Venue: HSoG Forum A and B
 11:30 - 13:00

Plenary Session III

Keynote Speech II:
Jacques Silber (Bar Illan University, Ramat-Gan/Israel):
Inequality, Globalization and Labor Markets
Abstract | PDF, 63.81 KB

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch

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Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 (afternoon)

Venue: HSoG Forum A and B, DIW Berlin

14:30 - 16:45 Parallel Sessions
Parallel S11
Labor Market Economics
Chair: Jennifer Hunt (Rutgers University)
Parallel S12
Personality and Economic Outcomes
Chair: Carsten Schröder (FU Berlin and SOEP at DIW Berlin)
Parallel S13
Regional Data Linkage
Chair: Jan Goebel (SOEP at DIW Berlin)
Parallel S14
Labor Market Inequalities II
Chair: Johannes Giesecke (HU Berlin)
 Schumpeter Hall, DIW Berlin Forum A and B, HSoG 1.2.026, DIW Berlin 2.30, HSoG
Does the Glass Ceiling Exist?: A Cross-National Perspective on Gender Income Mobility
Ira N. Gang, John Landon-Lane and Myeong-Su Yun

Abstract | PDF, 15.28 KB

A Second Wave of Behavioural Economics: Towards an Individual Specific Economic Science
Alex Wood and Christopher Boyce

Abstract | PDF, 95.53 KB
Regional structures and mobility dispositions: A multilevel proportional- & partial-proportional odds approach
Christoph Kern

Abstract and paper | PDF, 446.36 KB
Does workplace training mitigate inequalities in earnings?
Rossella Icardi

Abstract | PDF, 149.32 KB
| PDF, 0.87 MB
Presentation | PDF, 284.67 KB
Prediction Errors: Re-employment Expectations and Realizations
Sonja C. Kassenboehmer and Sonja G. Schatz

Abstract and paper | PDF, 391.67 KB

Positional Income Concerns and Personality
Tim Friehe, Mario Mechtel and Markus Pannenberg

Abstract | PDF, 8.26 KB
Spillover effects of local human capital stock on adult obesity: evidence from German neighborhoods
Rui Dang

Abstract | PDF, 37.78 KB
Paper | PDF, 0.7 MB
Presentation | PDF, 463 KB
A Mechanism Approach to Income Discrimination with an Application for the Case of Overweight Males and Females
Christiane Bozoyan and Tobias Wolbring

Abstract | PDF, 70.13 KB
Trade Union Membership and Paid Vacation in Germany
Laszlo Goerke, Sabrina Jeworrek and Markus Pannenberg

Abstract | PDF, 8.16 KB
Determinants and Effectiveness of Job Search Channels – The Role of Personality
Ralf Werner Koßmann

Abstract | PDF, 128.77 KB
 Low-wage mobility of female and male employees and self-employed - Evidence from German and British longitudinal data
Iris Burmester

Abstract | PDF, 32.95 KB
Educational upgrading and labor market performance of young low qualified
Hans Dietrich and Alexander Patzina

Abstract | PDF, 183.8 KB
16:45 - 17:00 Coffee Break (HSoG)
Venue: HSoG Forum A and B
17:00 - 18:00

Poster Session II

Chair: Martin Kroh (HU Berlin and SOEP at DIW Berlin)


Wouter Zwysen: "Family background matters for early career, but not equally" (Abstract | PDF, 55.67 KB (update) and Poster | PDF, 255.06 KB )

Christiane Lübke: "Short-term or chronic worries? Studying the duration of self-perceived job insecurity in the life course" (Abstract | PDF, 259.3 KB and Poster | PDF, 257.17 KB )

Clemens Hetschko, Andreas Knabe and Ronnie Schöb: "Looking Back in Anger? Retirement and Unemployment Scarring" (Abstract | PDF, 15.33 KB and Paper | PDF, 306.73 KB )

Michael Neumann: "Is the Equal Sharing of Market Work and Family Duties Hampered by Financial Means or Constraints? Evidence from a Structural Labor Supply Model with Involuntary Unemployment and Hours Constraints" (Abstract | PDF, 56.11 KB )

Michael Weinhardt and Maik Dammann: "Organizational decentralization, individual overtime and work related stress" (Abstract | PDF, 120.36 KB )

Benjamin Fuchs: "The Effect of Teenage Employment on Personality Traits and Occupational Choice Strategies" (Abstract | PDF, 58.45 KB (update) and Poster | PDF, 245.36 KB )


Anita Kottwitz, Anja Oppermann and C. Katharina Spieß: "Parental Leave Benefits and Breastfeeding in Germany – effects of the 2007 reform" (Abstract | PDF, 32.56 KB und paper | PDF, 0.54 MB )

Maximilian J. Blömer and Peter Haan: "Estimating Female Labor Supply using Quasi-experimental Variation" (Abstract | PDF, 117.15 KB )

Julia Dietrich, Stephanie M. Müller, Lea Kröger and Elke Holst: "Render Gender Stereotypes and Role Attitudes - What Can Social Structures Tell Us?" 

18:00 - 19:00

Closing Plenary Session

Award Ceremony

  • Felix Büchel Award 2014
  • Joachim R. Frick Memorial Prize 2014 for the best papers and best poster

19:15 Farewell Dinner

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SOEP 2014, June 30 to July 1 in Berlin


Room options at special rates for conference participants are available in the hotels listed below. If you wish to book a room there, please contact the hotel directly and refer to the keyword "SOEP 2014" or in case of Motel One please use the attached form. Please be aware of the booking deadlines.

Winter`s Hotel am Gendarmenmarkt Berlin
Charlottenstrasse 66, 10117 Berlin
Tel:  +49 30 20 60 50-0; Fax: +49 30 20 60 50-500

Rates: 77,00 €/night incl. breakfast (single); 97,00 €/night incl. breakfast (double)
Booking deadline: June 7, 2014

The Winter's Hotel Gendarmenmarkt is only a few steps away from the famous Gendarmenmarkt and within about five minutes walking distance from the DIW.
Next subway: "Stadtmitte" (Line U2)

Winter`s Hotel Berlin The Wall at Checkpoint Charlie
Zimmerstraße 88, 10117 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 319 86 18-0; Fax: +49 30 319 86 18-8

Rates: 69,00 €/night (single) excl. breakfast (can be booked separately for 8,00 € per person per day)
Booking deadline: May 28, 2014

Winter`s Hotel Berlin The Wall at Checkpoint Charlie is situated close to historic Checkpoint Charlie. The premises are partially protected under the heritage protection act.  They feature 145 fashionably furnished and lavish rooms in 4-star category with free WiFi throughout the hotel, soundproof windows and individually controlled air conditioning.
Next subway station: "Kochstraße" (Line U6), DIW is in walking distance, just 10 minutes away

Derag Livinghotel Henriette
Neue Roßstr. 13, 10179 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 962 47 153; Fax: +49 30 246 00 940

Rates: 80,00 €/night incl. breakfast/WiFi (single)
Booking deadline: May 30, 2014

Derag Livinghotel Henriette is located by the river Spree, within walking distance to the Nikolaiviertel and the DIW (15 - 20 minutes).
Next subway station: "Märkisches Museum" (Line U2)

Motel One am Hauptbahnhof
Invalidenstrasse 54, 10557 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 364 10 05-0; Fax: +49 30 364 10 05-10

Rates: 69,00 €/night incl. breakfast/WiFi (single)
Booking deadline: May 16, 2014
Please use this booking form | PDF, 99.65 KB .

Motel One Berlin-Hauptbahnhof is located next to Berlin central station, near by the government district (500 m), as well as the Brandenburger Tor (1500 m).
Next subway/S-Bahn station: Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Lines: S5,S7)

Recommendation without special rate

Motel One am Spittelmarkt
Leipziger Straße 50, 10117 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 201 43 63-0; Fax: +49 30/2 01 43 63-10

Rates: 76,50 €/night incl. breakfast/WiFi (single)

Motel One Berlin am Spittelmarkt is located in walking distance to the Nikolaiviertel and the DIW (10-15 minutes).
Next subway station: "Spittelmarkt" (Line U2)


Other hotels can be booked via Hotel Reservation Service:
They offer a wide range of hotels at various rates. If you like to book a room through HRS, please keep in mind that the conference site is close to Gendarmenmarkt and
U6 Stadtmitte.