SOEPpapers

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SOEPpapers 1028 / 2019

The Effect of Maternal Education on Offspring's Mental Health

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

2019| Daniel Graeber, Daniel D. Schnitzlein
SOEPpapers 1027 / 2019

Optimism, Pessimism and Life Satisfaction: An Empirical Investigation

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

2019| Alan Piper
SOEPpapers 1026 / 2019

Willingness to Take Risk: The Role of Risk Conception and Optimism

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
SOEPpapers 1025 / 2019

Do Parental Leaves Make the Motherhood Wage Penalty Worse? Assessing Two Decades of German Reforms

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 .

2019| Gabriele Mari, Giorgio Cutuli
SOEPpapers 1024 / 2019

The Role of Body Weight for Health, Earnings, and Life Satisfaction

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

2019| Olaf Hübler
SOEPpapers 1023 / 2019

Life Expectancy and Parental Education in Germany

This study analyses the relationship between life expectancy and parental education. Based on data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study and survival analysis models, we show that maternal education is related to children’s life expectancy –

2019| Mathias Huebener
SOEPpapers 1022 / 2019

Fiskalische und individuelle Nettoerträge und Renditen von Bildungsinvestitionen im jungen Erwachsenenalter

In dieser Studie werden auf der Basis einer Weiterentwicklung des ZEW Mikrosimulationsmodells des Abgaben- Steuer- und Transfersystems fiskalische und individuelle Nettoerträge und Renditen von Bildungsinvestitionen für junge Erwachsene bezogen auf

2019| Friedhelm Pfeiffer, Holger Stichnoth
SOEPpapers 1021 / 2019

Parental Child Care Time, Income and Subjective Well-Being: A Multidimensional Polarization Approach for Germany

Neither market income nor consumption expenditure provides an adequate picture of individual standard of living. It is time which enables and restricts individual activities and is a further brick to a more comprehensive picture of individual well ..

2019| Joachim Merz, Normen Peters
SOEPpapers 1020 / 2019

Works Councils, Training and Employee Satisfaction

This paper investigates the role of works councils in job satisfaction. Using the recently developed Linked Personnel Panel, we consider both the direct and indirect impact via further training. Basic estimates on an individual level do not reveal ..

2019| Lutz Bellmann, Olaf Hübler, Ute Leber
SOEPpapers 1019 / 2018

Does Residential Segregation Matter for the Labor Market Performance of Immigrants? Evidence from Germany

With the arrival of over one million asylum seekers in Germany in 2015, policy discussions opened whether refugees should be spread across the country or spatially concentrated in order to facilitate their integration in society. When an immigrant ..

2018| Sebastian Reil
SOEPpapers 1018 / 2018

The Causal Effects of the Minimum Wage Introduction in Germany: An Overview

In 2015, Germany introduced a statutory hourly minimum wage that was not only universally binding but also set at a relatively high level. We discuss the short-run effects of this new minimum wage on a wide set of socio-economic outcomes, such as ...

2018| Marco Caliendo, Carsten Schröder, Linda Wittbrodt
SOEPpapers 1017 / 2018

Occupational Recognition and Immigrant Labor Market Outcomes

In this paper, we analyze how the formal recognition of immigrants' foreign occupational qualifications afects their subsequent labor market outcomes. The empirical analysis is based on a novel German data set that links respondents' survey ...

2018| Herbert Brücker, Albrecht Glitz, Adrian Lerche, Agnese Romiti
SOEPpapers 1015 / 2018

Does Culture Trump Money? Employment and Childcare Use of Migrant and Non-Migrant Mothers of Pre-School Children in Germany

This study investigates the employment and childcare use behaviour of migrant and non-migrant mothers in Germany. We use the waves 2007-2015 of the German Socio-Economic Panel study (SOEP), including the migrant samples M1 and M2, to identify ...

2018| Christina Boll, Andreas Lagemann
SOEPpapers 1014 / 2018

Does Culture Trump Money? Erwerbsverhalten und Kitanutzung von Müttern mit und ohne Migrationshintergrund in Deutschland

Diese Studie untersucht das Erwerbs- und Kitanutzungsverhalten von Müttern mit und ohne Migrationshintergrund in Deutschland. Wir nutzen die Wellen 2007-2015 des Sozio-oekonomischen Panels (SOEP) mit den Migrantenstichproben M1 und M2, um ...

2018| Christina Boll, Andreas Lagemann
SOEPpapers 1016 / 2018

The Effect of a Ban on Gender-Based Pricing on Risk Selection in the German Health Insurance Market

Starting from December 2012, insurers in the European Union were prohibited from charging gender-discriminatory prices. We examine the effect of this unisex mandate on risk segmentation in the German health insurance market. While gender used to be a

2018| Shan Huang, Martin Salm
SOEPpapers 1013 / 2018

Mindestlohn und Lohngerechtigkeit

Wie nehmen Geringverdiener den Mindestlohn war? Führt er in ihren Augen zu mehr Lohngerechtigkeit? Zur Beantwortung dieser Fragen wurden im Auftrag des Sozio-oekonomischen Panels (SOEP) des DIW Berlin von Infratest Sozialforschung ...

2018| Marleen von der Heiden, Ralf Himmelreicher
SOEPpapers 1012 / 2018

Prediction Based on Entrepreneurship-Prone Personality Profiles: Sometimes Worse Than the Toss of a Coin

The human personality predicts a wide range of activities and occupational choices—from musical sophistication to entrepreneurial careers. However, which method should be applied if information on personality traits is used for prediction and advic

2018| Alexander Konon, Alexander Kritikos
SOEPpapers 1011 / 2018

Different Strokes for Different Folks: Entrepreneurs' Job Satisfaction and the Intersection of Gender and Migration Background

Migrant enterprises comprise about 10% of all enterprises in Germany and are therefore a crucial part of the German economy and its entrepreneurial ecosystems. Relatedly, migrant entrepreneurship is a highly recognized topic within political ...

2018| Teita Bijedić, Alan Piper
SOEPpapers 1010 / 2018

Growing up in Ethnic Enclaves: Language Proficiency and Educational Attainment of Immigrant Children

Does a high regional concentration of immigrants of the same ethnicity affect immigrant children’s acquisition of host-country language skills and educational attainment? We exploit the exogenous placement of guest workers from five ethnicities ...

2018| Alexander M. Danzer, Carsten Feuerbaum, Marc Piopiunik, Ludger Woessmann
SOEPpapers 1009 / 2018

Housing Expenditures and Income Inequality

In this paper, we show that, in terms of real disposable income, changes in housing expenditures dramatically exacerbate the trend of income inequality that has risen sharply in Germany since the mid-1990s. More specifically, whereas the 50/10 ratio

2018| Christian Dustmann, Bernd Fitzenberger, Markus Zimmermann
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