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
Working-time political debates often focus on options for flexible and variable working hours. Meanwhile, employees' desire for more time sovereignty is gaining relevance. Although working time preferences and their impact on the German labor market
Using the 41-year division of Germany as a natural experiment, we show that the GDR’s gender-equal institutions created a culture that has undone the male breadwinner norm and its consequences. Since reuniﬁcation, East Germany still differs from
We exploit the natural experiment of German reunification in 1990 to investigate if the institutional regimes of the formerly socialist (rather gender-equal) East Germany and the capitalist (rather gender-traditional) West Germany shaped different ..
2019| Maximilian Sprengholz, Anna Wieber, Elke Holst
The mental health and well-being of refugees are both prerequisites for and indicators of social integration. Using data from the first wave of a representative prospective panel of refugees living in Germany, we investigated how different living ...
2019| Lena Walther, Lukas M. Fuchs, Jürgen Schupp, Christian von Scheve
We estimate the causal effect of maternal education on the mental health of mother’s children in late adolescence and adulthood. Theoretical considerations are ambiguous about a causal effect of maternal education on children’s mental health. To
This empirical investigation into life satisfaction, using nationally representative German panel data, finds a substantial association with an individual’s thoughts about the future, whether they are optimistic or pessimistic about it. Furthermore
We show that the disposition to focus on favorable or unfavorable outcomes of risky situations affects willingness to take risk as measured by the general risk question. We demonstrate that this disposition, which we call risk conception, is strongly
2019| Thomas Dohmen, Simone Quercia, Jana Willrodt
Women-friendly policies may have perverse effects on the wages of employed women and mothers in particular. Yet few have addressed the causal impact of such policies and the mechanisms they might trigger at the individual level to produce such wage .
Based on the German Socio-Economic Panel, the influence of the body mass index on health, earnings and satisfaction is analysed by gender. Basic results are: health worsens, income declines and satisfaction is poorer with higher body mass index. If