We analyse the evolution of EU citizens’ living standards, considering the EU as a single country. Average living standards have improved considerably as the European integration process has unfolded. EU28 income inequality has steadily declined, .
Using German panel data and relying on internal relocation, this paper investigates the anticipation and adaptation of subjective well-being (SWB) in the course of migration. We hypothesize that SWB correlates with the process of migration, and that
2019| Marcel Erlinghagen, Christoph Kern, Petra Stein
Die Debatte um (andere) Indikatoren zur Messung gesellschaftlicher Wohlfahrt und eines „guten Lebens“ hat in den vergangenen Jahren deutlich an Fahrt aufgenommen. Und das nicht nur auf Bundesebene. Auch auf der Ebene der Bundesländer wächst die
The gender pay gap (GPG) remains a persistent phenomenon in contemporary labor markets. Despite a vast body of research examining its causes, as of today, unequal labor market power resources between men and women have remained an underappreciated ..
In this paper, I estimate a dynamic structural model of labor supply, retirement, and informal care supply, incorporating labor market frictions and the German tax and beneﬁt system. I ﬁnd that informal elderly care has adverse and persistent eff
The objective of the study is to investigate the changing role of explanatory factors of wealth and the gender wealth gap in Germany over the period 2002-2012 using individual level microdata from the German Socio-Economic Panel. The authors apply ..
2019| Eva Sierminska, Daniela Piazzalunga, Markus M. Grabka
Overcommitted individuals cannot withdraw from work obligations. We examine whether work goal engagement attenuates the negative effects of overcommitment on work and health outcomes. For overcommitted professionals it should matter whether they ...
This paper studies self-control in a nationally representative sample. Using the well-established Tangney scale to measure trait self-control, we ﬁnd that people’s age as well as the political and economic institutions they are exposed to have an
2019| Deborah A. Cobb-Clark, Sarah C. Dahmann, Daniel A. Kamhöfer, Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch
Die vorliegende Studie befasst sich mit der Analyse der Stabilität der Lebenszufriedenheit, auf Basis der Paneldaten des sozio-oekonomischen Panels (SOEP). Benutzt wird das neuartige Konzept der longitudinalen Entropie und so können bereits in der
2019| Laura Schräpler, Jörg-Peter Schräpler, Gert G. Wagner
This paper examines experienced well-being of employed and unemployed workers. We use the survey-adapted day reconstruction method (DRM) of the Innovation Sample of the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP-IS) to analyze the role of the employment
2019| Tobias Wolf, Maria Metzing, Richard E. Lucas
This study provides new evidence on the levels of economic integration experienced by foreigners and naturalised immigrants relative to native Germans from 1994 to 2015. We decompose the wage gap using the method for unconditional quantile regression
Previous work has shown that preferences are not always stable across time, but surprisingly little is known about the reasons for this instability. I examine whether variation in people’s emotions over time predicts changes in preferences. Using a
By merging administrative data on public finances of all municipalities in Germany with individual data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, we explore whether local public expenditures on sports facilities influences individual labor market ...
2019| Tim Pawlowski, Carina Steckenleiter, Tim Wallrafen, Michael Lechner
Due to conventional gender norms, women are more likely to be in charge of childcare than men. From an employer’s perspective, in their fertile age they are also at “risk” of pregnancy. Both factors potentially affect hiring practices of firms.
2019| Sascha O. Becker, Ana Fernandes, Doris Weichselbaumer
Depression affects the way that people process information and make decisions, including those involving risk and uncertainty. Our objective is to analyze the way that depressive episodes shape risk preferences and risk-taking behaviors. We are the .
2019| Deborah A. Cobb-Clark, Sarah Dahmann, Nathan Kettlewell
Although unemployment likely entails various externalities, research examining its spillover effects on spouses is scarce. This is the ﬁrst paper to estimate effects of unemployment on the smoking behavior of both spouses. Using German Socio-Econom
In the last years, there has been a shift from traditional measurements of affective well-being to approaches such as the day reconstruction method (DRM). While the traditional approaches often assess trait level differences in well-being, the DRM ..
2019| Dave Möwisch, Florian Schmiedek, David Richter, Annette Brose
This paper analyzes the effect of a recently introduced policy reform on participation in integration courses and on certiﬁed language proﬁciency levels among refugees in Germany. The residence rule restricts initial residence for refugees with a
A landmark study published in PNAS (Côté S, House J, Willer R, 2015, 112:15838–15843, doi:10.1073/pnas.1511536112) showed that higher income individuals are less generous than poorer individuals only if they reside in a U.S. state with comparativ
2019| Stefan C. Schmukle, Martin Korndörfer, Boris Egloff
In this study we investigate the link between the job search channels that workers use to ﬁnd employment and the probability of occupational mismatch in the new job. Our speciﬁc focus is on differences between native and immigrant workers. We use
2019| Sevak Alaverdyan, Anna Zaharieva
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