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  • June 18 - 20, 2012

    SOEPcampus

    SOEPcampus@Universität Mannheim 2012
    Workshop "Längsschnittdatenanalyse mit dem Sozio-oekonomischen Panel (SOEP)"

    Location: Universität Mannheim

    This year's SOEPcampus@Universität Mannheim Workshop "Längsschnittdatenanalyse mit dem Sozio-ökonomischen Panel (SOEP)" will take place from June 18-20 (workshop held in German).

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  • June 13, 2012

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar: Socioeconomic status, Parenting practices, and Conscientiousness in Early Childhood
    Socioeconomic status, Parenting practices, and Conscientiousness in Early Childhood

    Speaker: Till Kaiser (Universität Bielefeld)
    Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    Room 5.2.010
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30 - 13:30

    The role of personality traits in the production of social inequality has increasingly been the subject of sociological inquiry. Conscientiousness, in particular, has proven to be an important predictor of educational achievement and occupational attainment. The importance of conscientiousness in predicting unequal outcomes in the life course leads to the question of whether differences in this ...

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  • June 6, 2012

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Effects of introducing a general interest barrier - Evidence from the German corporate tax reform 2008

    Speaker: Hermann Buslei, Martin Simmler
    Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    Room 5.2.010
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30-13:30

    In this study we investigate the impact of the thin capitalization rule (TCR) introduced in Germany in 2008 on firms; capital structure, investment and profitability. Since all firms are better off by avoiding the TCR, this means analyzing firms; behavior to avoid the TCR. The identification of the causal effects is based on the escape clauses in the regulation using a difference-in-difference ...

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  • May 30, 2012

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar: Die Analyse von Paneldaten in der deutschsprachigen empirischen Soziologie
    Die Analyse von Paneldaten in der deutschsprachigen empirischen Soziologie

    Speaker: Michael Windzio (Direktor EMPAS an der Universität Bremen)
    Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    Room 5.2.010
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30 - 13:30

    Zur Ausschöpfung des Potentials von Paneldaten bedarf es der Anwendung spezifischer Methoden. In einschlägigen methodischen Publikation werden dabei solche Analyseinstrumente als geeignet verhandelt, welche die Längsschnittinformation der Daten durch Transformationen isolieren, wie Fixed Effects oder First Differences. Trotzdem zeigen (Meta-) Untersuchungen zur Methodenwahl in ...

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  • May 23, 2012

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar: Changes in the Patterns of Poverty Duration in Germany Over 1992-2010*
    Changes in the Patterns of Poverty Duration in Germany Over 1992-2010*

    Speaker: Iryna Kyzyma (CEPS/INSTEAD, BIGSSS)
    Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    Room 5.2.010
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30 - 13:30

    Despite the introduction of major social policy reforms, since the mid-1980s Germany has been experiencing a steady increase in poverty rates among general population. It gave a boost to a great number of studies trying to explain why it happened. By applying decomposition techniques they have been exploring what kind of changes in household structures and labor market conditions of households ...

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  • May 23, 2012

    Seminar

    In absolute or relative terms? How framing prices affects the consumer price sensitivity of health plan choice
    Leibniz Seminar für Arbeitsmarktforschung (BeNA)

    Speaker: Nicolas R. Ziebarth (Cornell University)
    Location: Berliner Büro des RWI
    Hessische Straße 10
    10115 Berlin
    Time: 6.30 - 8.00 pm

    Abstract:This paper provides field evidence on (a) how price framing affects consumers' decision to switch health insurance plans and (b) how the price elasticity of demand for health insurance can be influenced by policymakers through simple regulatory efforts. In 2009, in order to foster competition among health insurance companies, German federal regulation required health insurance companies ...

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  • May 16, 2012

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar: Day care (quality) and differences in child outcomes
    Day care (quality) and differences in child outcomes

    Speaker: Frauke Peter
    Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    Room 5.2.010
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30 - 13:30

    Studies in recent years show that universal child care has a beneficial impact on children‘s outcomes (e.g., Havnes/Mogstad 2009, 2011, Datta‐Gupta/Simonsen 2010, 2011). However evidence remains mixed on whether all types of day care attendance have a positive effect on children's development.  Some papers show that day care attendance can also negatively influence child ...

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  • May 9, 2012

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    The Generalized Roy Model and The Cost-Benefit Analysis of Social Programs

    Speaker: Philipp Eisenhauer (ZEW Mannheim)
    Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    Room 5.2.010
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 16:30-17:30

    The standard analysis of treatment effects only considers the gross benefit of treatment and does not consider the cost as perceived by the agents or the surplus arising from participation in programs (the private subjective evaluation of the program). This paper extends the analysis of Heckman and Vytlacil (1999, 2005) to identify parameters measuring the costs and net gains of arising from ...

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  • May 9, 2012

    Seminar

    The effect of unemployment on the mental health of spouses - Evidence from plant closures in Germany
    Leibniz Seminar für Arbeitsmarktforschung (BeNA)

    Speaker: Jan Marcus
    Location: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    Room 125
    Spandauer Str. 1
    10178 Berlin
    Time: 6.30-8.00 pm

    Abstract:Previous studies on the health effects of unemployment neglect spillover effects on spouses. This study estimates the effect of one spouse's unemployment on the mental health of the other spouse. In order to give the estimates a causal interpretation, this study focuses on an exogenous entry into unemployment (plant closure), and combines matching based on entropy balancing and difference ...

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  • May 2, 2012

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar: It’s the Economy, Stupid: A Context-based Theory of Civic and
    Political Participation in Germany
    It’s the Economy, Stupid: A Context-based Theory of Civic and Political Participation in Germany

    Speaker: Lindsay M. Pettingill (Georgetown University)
    Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    Room 5.2.010
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30 - 13:30

    There has been a recent shift in Political Science towards integratingaggregate-level contextual factors into the study of individual-levelpolitical behaviors. while intriguing, findings are inconsistent andthis research area is bereft of theoretical underpinnings. Theunderlying idea that drives my dissertation is that civic andpolitical participation are, at least partially, a response toeconomic ...

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  • April 11, 2012

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Labor supply of mothers with young children: Validating a structural model using a natural experiment

    Speaker: Katharina Wrohlich
    Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    Room 5.2.010
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:00-13:00

    In this paper we estimate an intertemporal structural model of labor supply for mothers with young children. In order to validate the structural model, we make use of a recently introduced parental leave reform in Germany. We compare the behavioral predictions of the structural model under the reform (out-of-sample fit) to results based on an evaluation of the parental leave reform as a natural ...

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  • April 4, 2012

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar: Integrating Inequality in Multidimensional Poverty Indices: The Correlation Sensitive Poverty Index
    Integrating Inequality in Multidimensional Poverty Indices: The Correlation Sensitive Poverty Index

    Speaker: Nicole Rippin (Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik)
    Location: Ferdinand-Friedensburg-Raum
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.001
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30 - 13:30

    The study deals with the inclusion of inter-personal inequality in multidimensional poverty indices. Inter-personal inequality is usually equated with association among poverty dimensions, i.e. whether a substitute, complement, or independent relationship exists among the poverty dimensions in question. The equation produced a situation where the existence of simultaneous deprivations serves as ...

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  • April 3, 2012

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Effects of changes in student composition on teacher mobility. Evidence from the admission reform

    Speaker: Krzysztof Karbownik (Uppsala University)
    Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    Room 5.2.010
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30-13:30

    This paper examines teacher job mobility using matcher employee-employer panel data from Stockholm municipality upper secondary schools. I utilize the exogenous change in upper secondary school admission which led to the sharp reshuffling of students within the municipality. This quasi experimental set up provides a unique opportunity to investigate the relationship between changes in student ...

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  • March 22, 2012

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar: Social Change and intergenerational continuity in family formation
    Social Change and Family Formation: The German Reunification

    Speaker: Anette Fasang (HU Berlin)
    Location: Ferdinand-Friedensburg-Raum
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.001
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 13:30 - 14:30

    This project uses the German reunification to study how social change impacts two aspects of women's family formation: standardization - the degree to which women's family formation is similar, and pluralization - the development of new family formation patterns. In view of the Second Demographic Transition (SDT), institutional, economic, and ideational explanations for family behavior are ...

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  • March 7, 2012

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar: How Important is the Family? Evidence from Sibling Correlations in the US, Germany and Denmark
    How Important is the Family? Evidence from Sibling Correlations in the US, Germany and Denmark

    Speaker: Daniel D. Schnitzlein
    Location: Gustav-Schmoller-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    Room 3.3.002A
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30 - 13:30

    This paper is the first to analyze intergenerational economic mobility based on sibling correlations in permanent economic outcomes in Germany and to provide a cross-country comparison of Germany, Denmark, and the US. The main findings are as follows: the importance of family and community background in Germany is higher than in Denmark and comparable to that in the US. This holds true for ...

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  • February 29, 2012

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Risks and Returns to Educational Fields - A financial asset approach to vocational and academic education

    Speaker: Johanna Storck

    Applying a financial assets approach, we investigate the risks and returns to investments into different types of human capital. Even so the returns from investing in human capital have expensively been studied, little is known about the properties of the return to different types of human capital. Using information from the German Micro Census, we estimate the risk and returns to around 70 fields ...

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  • January 18, 2012

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    The Dynamics of Earnings in Germany: Evidence from Social Security Records

    Speaker: Holger Lüthen
    Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    Room 5.2.010
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30-13:30

    We examine patterns of earnings volatility for male employees who are subject to statutory social security contributions in West Germany over the period 1986 - 2005. For this purpose, we analyse individual records covering highly reliable earnings biographies provided by the German Social Security Administration. We decompose earnings into permanent and transitory components and estimate ...

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  • December 14, 2011

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar: Is health a predictor of job loss and high status attainment? A gender sensitive approach to health selection on the labor market
    Is health a predictor of job loss and high status attainment? A gender sensitive approach to health selection on the labor market

    Speaker: Hannes Neiss
    Location: Gustav-Schmoller-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    Room 3.3.002A
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30 - 13:30

    Health effects on the labor market have most often been assessed using wage as the outcome variable. I estimate health effects on involuntary job loss and attainment of a high status position to see if health has an impact beyond wages. Using SOEP data and controlling for a wide range of human capital and non-labor-market constraints to capture indirect health selection I can show that there are ...

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  • November 23, 2011

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    When can we trust population thresholds in regression discontinuity designs

    Speaker: Florian Ade, Ronny Freier
    Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    Room 5.2.010
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30 - 13:30

    A recent literature uses variation just around legislative population thresholds to identify causal effects of institutional changes. We review the use of regression discontinuity designs using such thresholds. Our concern is threefold: (1) simultaneous exogenous (co-)treatment, (2) simultaneous endogenous choices and (3) manipulation and precise control over population measures. Revisiting the ...

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  • September 12, 2011

    Berlin Lunchtime Meeting

    The Gender Pay Gap in the US: Going, Going, ..., But Not Gone

    Speaker: Prof. Francine D. Blau, Ph.D
    Location: Schumpeter Saal
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12.00 - 13.00 followed by a buffet lunch

    Chair: Elke HolstIntroduction: Anne Busch Professor Blau will describe trends in the gender pay gap in the United States in an international perspective, particularly the important gains in recent decades. She will consider fundamental explanations for the gender pay gap and use these explanations to understand the trends. Among the questions that she will consider are: Has discrimination against ...

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