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Understanding Day Care Enrolment Gaps

We document gaps in day care enrolment by family background in a country with a universal day care system (Germany). Research demonstrates that children of parents with lower educational attainment and children of migrant parents may benefit the most from day care, making it important to understand why such enrolment gaps exist. We use a unique data set that records both parental demand for day care ...

In: Journal of Public Economics 190 (2020), 104252, 12 S. | Jonas Jessen, Sophia Schmitz, Sevrin Waights
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The Preservation of Historic Districts - Is It Worth It?

I investigate the welfare effect of conservation areas that preserve historic districts by regulating development. Such regulation may improve the quality of life but does so by reducing housing productivity—that is, the efficiency with which inputs (land and non-land) are converted into housing services. Using a unique panel dataset for English cities and an instrumental variable approach, I find ...

In: Journal of Economic Geography 19 (2019), 2, S. 433-464 | Sevrin Waights
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Does the Law of One Price Hold for Hedonic Prices?

Hedonic prices of locational attributes in urban land markets are determined by a process of spatial arbitrage that is similar to that which underpins the law of one price. If hedonic prices deviate from their spatial equilibrium values then individuals can benefit from changing locations. I examine whether the law holds for the hedonic price of rail access using a unique historical dataset for Berlin ...

In: Urban Studies 55 (2018), 15, S. 3299-3317 | Sevrin Waights

Sharing the Caring? The Gender Division of Care Work during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Germany

The COVID-19 pandemic and related closures of daycare centers and schools significantly increased the amount of care work done by parents. There is much speculation over whether the pandemic increased or decreased gender equality in parental care work. Based on representative data for Germany we present an empirical analysis that shows greater support for the latter rather than the former hypothesis. ...

Bonn: IZA, 2021, 22 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 14457)
| Jonas Jessen, C. Katharina Spiess, Sevrin Waights, Katharina Wrohlich

Center-Based Care and Parenting Activities

We estimate the effects of center-based care on parenting activities with children using data from time diaries and a family survey for Germany. Our estimates imply that usage of center-based care reduces the amount of time that a parent spends with their enrolled child, but only small negative effects on the amount of time spent on parenting activities. Correspondingly, center-based care increases ...

London: CEP, 2020, 65 S.
(CEP Discussion Paper ; 1710)
| Jonas Jessen, C. Katharina Spieß, Sevrin Waights

Parental Well-Being in Times of COVID-19 in Germany

We examine the differential effects of Covid-19 and related restrictions on individuals with dependent children in Germany. We specifically focus on the role of school and day care center closures, which may be regarded as a "disruptive exogenous shock" to family life. We make use of a novel representative survey of parental well-being collected in May and June 2020 in Germany, when schools and day ...

Bonn: IZA, 2020, 40 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 13556)
| Mathias Huebener, Sevrin Waights, C. Katharina Spiess, Nico A. Siegel, Gert G. Wagner
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