Calendar of SOEP Events

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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 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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