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Program of the SOEP 2016 -

12th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference

Program as of June 21, 2016

Wednesday June 22, 2016 (morning)

Venue: Berlin Social Science Center (WZB)

8:30 - 9:30 Registration
9:30 - 11:15

Plenary Session I (Room: A 300)

Welcome Address
Marcel Fratzscher (President, DIW Berlin)

Recent Developments in the SOEP

The Family of SOEP Longitudinal Studies - SOEP-Core and SOEP-IS (Jürgen Schupp)

SOEP-Migration-Samples 2013/2014 (Martin Kroh)

Minimum Wage Module (Alexandra Fedorets)

11:15 Coffee Break
11:45 - 13:00

Plenary Session II: Demography and Social Mobility (Room: A 300)

Keynote Speech I: Parental Family Dynamics and Children’s Life Chances
Berkay Özcan (London School of Economics and Political Science LSE, UK)

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch (WZB staff restaurant)

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Wednesday June 22, 2016 (afternoon)

Venue: Berlin Social Science Center (WZB)

14:00 - 16:00

Parallel Sessions
Parallel S1
Parents and Children
Parallel S2
Employment I
Parallel S3
Income Dynamics
Parallel S4

Chair: Carsten Schröder (FU Berlin and SOEP/DIW Berlin)

Chair: Alexandra Fedorets (SOEP/DIW Berlin)

Chair: Jan Goebel (SOEP/DIW Berlin)

Chair: Elke Holst (DIW Berlin)

Room: A 300

Room: A 310

Room: B 002/003

Room: B 004/005

Do parents treat (their) children differently?

Martin Diewald, Wendy Johnson, Volker Lang

abstract (PDF, 146.56 KB)

The dynamics of solo self-employment: Persistence and transition to employership

Daniel S. J. Lechmann,
Christoph Wunder

abstract (PDF, 9.24 KB)

Income dynamics of liberal professions, entrepreneurs and employees.

Mirko Felchner

abstract (PDF, 144.79 KB)

The Gender Earnings Rift – Assessing Hourly Earnings Distributions of Males and Females using Structured Additive Distributional Regression
Alexander Sohn

abstract (PDF, 116.84 KB)

Technological Change and the Intergenerational Effect on Schooling

Annemarie Paul, Thomas Siedler

abstract (PDF, 179.92 KB)

Earnings Inequality and non-Standard Employment on Three Continents

Ira N. Gang, Myeong-Su Yun

abstract (PDF, 11.15 KB)

Dynamics of income rank volatility: Evidence from Germany and the US

Louis Chauvel, Anne Hartung, Flaviana Palmisano

abstract (PDF, 80.86 KB)

paper (PDF, 3.14 MB)

At School in the Afternoon: Labour Supply of German Mothers with Primary School Children

Ludovica Gambaro, Jan Marcus, Frauke Peter

abstract (PDF, 78.68 KB)

Dynastic Inequality and Persistence of Human Capital Over Three Generations

Guido Neidhöfer, Maximilian Stockhausen

abstract (PDF, 53.98 KB)

No Role for the Hartz Reforms? Demand and Supply Factors in the German Labor Market, 1993-2014
Michael C. Burda, Stefanie Seele

abstract (PDF, 144.54 KB)

Lifetime income inequality with taxation and public benefits

Peter Haan, Daniel Kemptner, Victoria Prowse

abstract (PDF, 31.4 KB)

Why managerial women are less happy than managerial men

Hilke Brockmann, Anne Maren Koch, Adele Diederich,  Christofer Edling

abstract (PDF, 147.66 KB)

Locus of Control and Mothers' Return to Employment

Eva M. Berger, Luke Haywood

abstract (PDF, 49.15 KB)

Performance Pay and Wage Inequality: Evidence from Germany and Great Britain
Pieter De Vlieger

abstract (PDF, 83.38 KB)

paper (PDF, 1.16 MB)

A general approach to income dynamics and

Francesca Marino, Vito Peragine, Laura Serlenga

abstract (PDF, 40.57 KB)

16:00 Coffee Break
16:15 - 18:15 Parallel Session
Parallel S5
Parallel S6
Employment II
Parallel S7
Parallel S8

Chair: Nicolas Legewie (SOEP/DIW Berlin)

Chair: Carsten Schröder (FU Berlin and SOEP/DIW Berlin)

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

Chair: Markus M. Grabka (SOEP/DIW Berlin)

Room: B 002/003

Room: B 004/005

Room: A 310

Room: A 300

Comparing Sibling Similarity in Education Within and Between Countries
Michael Grätz, Kieron Barclay, Øyvind Wyborg,Torkild H. Lyngstad, Aleksi Karhula, Jani Erola, Patrick Präg, Thomas Laidley, Dalton Conley

abstract (PDF, 11.5 KB)

Comparing the Employment of Older Workers in UK and Germany
David Wright

abstract (PDF, 393.53 KB)
paper (PDF, 1.14 MB)
presentation (PDF, 1.68 MB)

Context Effects on Attitudes Towards Immigration - Evidence from German Panel Data
Stephan Dochow

abstract (PDF, 11.58 KB)

The true richness: savings and children among German, Swiss and Australian families
Ursina Kuhn, Laura Ravazzini

abstract (PDF, 61.98 KB)

Cognitive and non-cognitive Skills and the Reproduction of Inequalities
Wiebke Schulz, Reinhard Schunck

abstract (PDF, 25.07 KB)

Losing (Locus) of Control: An Economic Perspective on Psychological Reactions to Unemployment Shocks
Malte Preuss, Juliane Hennecke

abstract (PDF, 107.66 KB)

The Economic Assimilation of Immigrants: Comparative Evidence from the Long-Term Panel Studies in Germany and Russia
Apoorva Jain, Klara Sabirianova Peter

abstract (PDF, 36.88 KB)

Retirement preparedness across cohorts in Germany

Johannes Geyer, Peter Haan, Holger Lüthen

abstract (PDF, 110.63 KB)

Sibling similarity in socioeconomic status attainment over the early life course

Lea Kröger

abstract (PDF, 61.12 KB)

Using the SOEP data to enable innovative research

Jianghong Li, Matthias Pollmann-Schult, and Till Kaiser

abstract (PDF, 76.29 KB)

The Intermarriage Mental Health Premium. Does Marrying a Native Increase Immigrants' Well-being?
Gina Potarca, Laura Bernardi

abstract (PDF, 38.61 KB)

Wealth portfolios and wealth accumulation in Upper Middle Classes

Nora Waitkus, Olaf Groh-Samberg

abstract (PDF, 33.4 KB)

Twin correlations and social background - descriptive evidence for Germany

Tina Baier

abstract (PDF, 23.03 KB)

Time use, Experienced Well-being and Labor Market Status

Tobias Wolf, Maria Metzing, Richard E. Lucas

abstract (PDF, 19.74 KB)

Competing with the natives: Does discrimination explain migrants’ labor market outcomes?

Romana Careja and Hans-Jürgen Andreß

abstract (PDF, 63.74 KB)

presentation (PDF, 214.87 KB)

Cultural Determinants of Household Saving Behavior

Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln, Paolo Masella, Hannah Paule-Paludkiewicz

abstract (PDF, 54.5 KB)

18:15 - 19:00

Poster Session I - 8 Poster Presentations (Room: A 305)

Chair: Berkay Özcan (London School of Economics and Political Science LSE, UK)

Claudia Kröll and Stephan Nüesch
The Effects of Flexible Work Practices on Employees’ Work and Non-Work Attitudes. A Panel Analysis (abstract (PDF, 85.79 KB))

Andrea Siebert-Meyerhoff
The Motherhood Wage Gap: Does Timing Matter? (abstract (PDF, 49.1 KB)and poster (PDF, 195.08 KB))

Thorsten Schneider
Children of unplanned pregnancies – A challenge for testing fertility parameters? (poster/abstract (PDF, 80.91 KB))

Clemens Hetschko and Malte Preuss
Income in Jeopardy: How Losing Employment Affects the Willingness to Take Risks (available as SOEPpaper No. 813 (PDF, 475.3 KB), 2015) (abstract (PDF, 203.87 KB))

Laszlo Goerke, Olga Lorenz
Is your commute really making you fat?: The causal effect of commuting distance on height-adjusted weight (abstract (PDF, 214.13 KB) and poster (PDF, 0.52 MB))

Sabine Hübgen
Routes into lone motherhood – routes into poverty? The importance of selection for explaining lone mothers' poverty risks (abstract (PDF, 47.68 KB))

Anja Ghetta and Andreas Hirschi
Relationship between personality and work success differs for women and men (abstract (PDF, 59.1 KB) and poster (PDF, 360.6 KB))

Hannah Zagel
Single parents' social integration: differences between East and West Germany (abstract (PDF, 64.06 KB))

19:00 Aperitivo/Get Together

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Thursday, June 23, 2016 (morning)

Venue: Berlin Social Science Center (WZB)

09:30 - 11:30 Parallel Sessions
Parallel S9
Parallel S10
Parallel S11
Well Being
Parallel S12
Health I

Chair: Elisabeth Liebau (SOEP/DIW Berlin)

Chair: David Richter (SOEP/DIW Berlin)

Jan Goebel (SOEP/DIW Berlin)

Jürgen Schupp (FU Berlin and SOEP/DIW Berlin)

Room: A 300

Room: A 310

Room: B 002/003

Room: B 004/005

Intergenerational Patterns of Family Formation in East and West Germany
Zachary Van Winkle,
Anette Fasang, Marcel Raab

abstract (PDF, 201.59 KB)

Let Bygones be Bygones? Socialist Regimes and Personalities in Germany

Tim Friehe, Markus Pannenberg, Michael Wedow

abstract (PDF, 13.15 KB)
paper (PDF, 0.75 MB)

The German Middle Class – the nervous centre of society? A panel analysis of subjective status insecurity
Jessica Ordemann,
Holger Lengfeld

abstract (PDF, 129.81 KB)
presentation (PDF, 0.56 MB)

Working-time Mismatch and Mental Health

Steffen Otterbach, Mark Wooden, Yin-King Fok

abstract (PDF, 29.35 KB)

The Impact of Subjective Well-Being on
Fertility across Societies: Universal or
Letizia Mencarini, Daniele Vignoli, Tugba Zeydanli

abstract (PDF, 138.05 KB)

The Transmission of Trust through Generations

Sara Tonini

abstract (PDF, 81.5 KB)

Social Inequality in Well-Being over the Life Course

Fabian Kratz, Gerrit Bauer,  Josef Brüderl

abstract (PDF, 114.1 KB)

Education, Taxes, Life-Course Smoking Behavior, Self-reported Health, and Satisfaction with Life: A Cross-country Comparison
Dean R. Lillard, Laura Fumagalli

abstract (PDF, 150.27 KB)

Retirement, intergenerational time transfers, and fertility

Peter Eibich, Thomas Siedler

abstract (PDF, 222.39 KB)

Happily ever after or future break-up? – The effect of personality congruence and constellations on relationship satisfaction and stability
Elisabeth Hahn, Juliana Gottschling, Felix Schönbrodt, Beatrice Rammstedt, Frank M. Spinath

abstract (PDF, 81.01 KB)

Reference Income Effects in the Determination of Equivalence Scales Using Income Satisfaction Data

Melanie Borah, Andreas Knabe, Carina Kuhställer

abstract (PDF, 8.08 KB)

Increasing life expectancy and life satisfaction: Are longer lives
worth it?

Janina Nemitz

abstract (PDF, 86.84 KB)


The link between personality and fertility - is it different for males and females?

Christian Schmitt, C. Katharina Spieß

abstract (PDF, 42.46 KB)

Unfairness Perceptions at Work

Marta Barazzetta, Andrew E. Clark, Conchita D'Ambrosio

abstract (PDF, 264.57 KB)

What effect has economic decline on life satisfaction? A longitudinal perspective

Damaris Rose

abstract (PDF, 222.73 KB)

The Impact of Self-Managed Working Time on Health and Work-related Stress – Microeconometric Evidence
Istvan Hegedüs

abstract (PDF, 26.75 KB)

11:30 - 11:45 Coffee Break

11:45 - 13:00

Plenary Session III: Social Inequalities (Room: A 300)

Keynote Speech II: Education and Social Mobility
Richard Breen (University of Oxford, UK)

13:00 - 14:15  Lunch (WZB staff restaurant)

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Thursday June 23, 2016 (afternoon)

Venue: Berlin Social Science Center (WZB)

14:15 - 16:15 Parallel Sessions
Parallel S13
Child Care
Parallel S14
Health II
Parallel S15
Employment III

Chair: C. Katharina Spieß (FU Berlin and DIW Berlin)

Chair: Carsten Schröder (FU Berlin and SOEP/DIW Berlin)

Chair: Maria Metzing (SOEP/DIW Berlin)

Room: A 310

Room: B 002/003

Room: B 004/005

Parental socioeconomic status and the quality of early childhood education and care: Evidence from Germany
Juliane F. Stahl, Pia S. Schober, C. Katharina Spieß

abstract (PDF, 84.99 KB)

How Health Plan Enrollees Value Prices Relative to Supplemental Benefits and Service Quality

Nicolas R. Ziebarth

abstract (PDF, 211.31 KB)

paper (PDF, 282.55 KB)

The Impact of Private and Public Childcare Provision on The Distribution of Children's Incomes in Germany

Maximilian Stockhausen

(PDF, 44.83 KB)
paper (work in progress) (PDF, 1.02 MB)

Parental time for child care – An econometric analysis of German time use data with the Socio-Economic Panel

Normen Peters

abstract (PDF, 13.97 KB)

Spousal Influence in Risk Preference and Health

Mingming Ma

abstract (PDF, 8.43 KB)

The Use of Growth Mixture Modeling for Studying Resilience to Major Life Events: Application to Spousal Loss, Divorce, and Unemployment in the SOEP
Frank J. Infurna, Kevin J. Grimm

abstract (PDF, 11.15 KB)

Public childcare expansion and mothers' return to work behaviour – Evidence from a quasi-experiment in Germany

Irina Hondralis and Gundula Zoch

abstract (PDF, 118.2 KB)

Unlucky to Be Young? The Long-Run Effects of School Starting Age on Smoking Behavior and Health

Michael Bahrs and Mathias Schumann

abstract (PDF, 65.28 KB)

Stepping Stones, Dead Ends and Paths of Dualization: Non-Standard Employment on Labor Market Integration and Economic Independence in Germany
Ramsey Wise

(PDF, 69.49 KB)
paper (PDF, 274.34 KB)

Information Asymmetries Between Parents and Educators in German Day Care Centers
Georg Camehl, Pia S. Schober, C. Katharina Spiess

abstract (PDF, 12.54 KB)

Smoking Bans and Political Outcomes: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
Cornelia Struewing

abstract (PDF, 77.62 KB)

Care and work: How do middle-aged women combine paid employment and unpaid caregiving of varying intensity?
Nadiya Kelle

abstract (PDF, 150.94 KB)

Job Loss and Changes in Personality – Evidence from Germany

Frauke Peter, Silke Anger, Georg Camehl

abstract (PDF, 38.98 KB)

Informal Care and Long-term Labor Market Outcomes
Hendrik Schmitz and Matthias Westphal

abstract (PDF, 21.47 KB)

16:15 Coffee Break


Poster Session II - 9 Poster Presentations (Room: A 305)

Chair: Reinhard Pollak (FU Berlin and Berlin Social Science Center WZB)

Franziska Tausch and Maria Zumbuehl
Stability of risk attitudes and media coverage of economic news (abstract (PDF, 173.82 KB) and poster (PDF, 355.43 KB))

Marion Fischer-Neumann
Bridge or Barrier? Religion and Immigrants’ Commitment to Democracy (abstract (PDF, 268.71 KB) and poster (PDF, 283.94 KB))

Olga Griaznova
Adaptation of Redistribution Preferences or Cultural Resistance. A Study of Migrants in Germany (abstract (PDF, 79.38 KB))

Claudia Boscher, Laura Arnold, Andreas Lange, and Bertram Szagun
Gender specific effects of perceived income injustice on stress-related diseases (abstract (PDF, 0.56 MB) and poster (PDF, 0.62 MB))

Katja Görlitz and Marcus Tamm
Parenthood, risk attitudes and occupational sorting (abstract (PDF, 153.02 KB))

Marten von Werder
Bequests and Gifts: How do They Shape the Wealth Distribution? (abstract (PDF, 127.27 KB))

Philipp Poppitz
Can Subjective Data Improve Inequality Measurement? An Index of Relative Inequality (abstract (PDF, 220.98 KB) and poster (PDF, 1.43 MB))

Fatma Usheva
The Effect of Citizenship on Savings and Wealth Accumulation of Migrants: Evidence from Germany (abstract (PDF, 37.94 KB))

Stefanie P. Herber and Michael Kalinowski
Non-take-up of Student Financial Aid: A Microsimulation for Germany (abstract (PDF, 252.77 KB) and poster)


Closing Plenary Session (Room: A 300)

Award Ceremony:

  • Felix Büchel Award 2016 (sponsored by the Society of Friends of DIW Berlin - VdF)
  • Joachim R. Frick Memorial Prize 2016 for the best papers and best poster (sponsored by the Society of Friends of DIW Berlin - VdF)
  • Goodbye
19:30 Farewell Dinner

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