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  • SOEPpapers 1114 / 2020

    Improving the Coverage of the Top-Wealth Population in the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP)

    We have developed and implemented a new sampling strategy to better represent very wealthy individuals in the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). Our strategy is based on the empirical regularity that the very wealthy have at least part of their assets invested in businesses, and that businesses document shares of relevant shareholders in their books. Our results show that combined analysis of the ...

    2020| Carsten Schröder, Charlotte Bartels, Konstantin Göbler, Markus M. Grabka, Johannes König, Rainer Siegers, Sabine Zinn
  • SOEPpapers 1084 / 2020

    Verbesserung der Forschungsdateninfrastruktur im Bereich Hochvermögender mit dem Sozio-oekonomischen Panel (SOEP)

    Im fünften Armuts- und Reichtumsbericht der Bundesregierung wurde darauf hingewiesen, dass die Datenlage im Bereich hoher Vermögen unzureichend sei (BMAS, 2017). Zur Verbesserung der Datenlage haben wir eine neue Sampling-Strategie entwickelt und im Feld implementiert. In der gezogenen Stichprobe sind Personen mit hohem Vermögen überrepräsentiert. Die neue Stichprobe wird entsprechend in das Sozio-oekonomische ...

    2020| Carsten Schröder, Charlotte Bartels, Konstantin Göbler, Markus M. Grabka, Johannes König, Rainer Siegers, Sabine Zinn
  • SOEPpapers 733 / 2015

    Public Health Insurance and Entry into Self-Employment

    We estimate the impact of a differential treatment of paid employees versus self-employed workers in a public health insurance system on the entry rate into entrepreneurship. In Germany, the public health insurance system is mandatory for most paid employees, but not for the self-employed, who usually buy private health insurance. Private health insurance contributions are relatively low for the young ...

    2015| Frank M. Fossen, Johannes König
  • SOEP Survey Papers ; 1080 : Series C - Data Documentations (Datendokumentationen) / 2021

    SOEP-Core – 2019: Sampling, Nonresponse, and Weighting in the Sample P

    2021| Rainer Siegers, Hans Walter Steinhauer, Johannes König
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Risk Preference and Entrepreneurial Investment at the Top of the Wealth Distribution

    This study quantifies the distributional effects of the minimum wage introduced in Germany in 2015. Using detailed Socio-Economic Panel survey data, we assess changes in the hourly wages, working hours, and monthly wages of employees who were entitled to be paid the minimum wage. We employ a difference-in-differences analysis, exploiting regional variation in the “bite” of the minimum wage. At the ...

    In: Empirical Economics 66 (2024), S. 735–761 | Frank M. Fossen, Johannes König, Carsten Schröder
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Hours Risk and Wage Risk: Repercussions over the Life Cycle

    We decompose earnings risk into contributions from hours and wage shocks. To distinguish between hours shocks, modeled as innovations to the marginal disutility of work, and labor supply reactions to wage shocks, we formulate a life-cycle model of consumption and labor supply. For estimation, we use data on married American men from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. Permanent wage shocks explain ...

    In: The Scandinavian Journal of Economics 125 (2023), 4, S. 956-996 | Robin Jessen, Johannes König
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Bias in Tax Progressivity Estimates

    Tax progressivity is central in public and political debates when questions of vertical equity are raised. Applied, structural research demands a simple way to capture it. A power function approximation delivers one parameter that captures the residual income elasticity - a summary measure of progressivity. This approximation is accurate, tractable, and interpretable, and hence immensely popular. The ...

    In: National Tax Journal 76 (2023), 2. S. 267-289 | Johannes König
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    The Personality Traits of Self-Made and Inherited Millionaires

    Very wealthy people influence political and societal processes by wielding their economic power through foundations, lobbying groups, media campaigns, as investors and employers. Because personality shapes goals, attitudes, and behaviour, it is important to understand the personality traits that characterize the rich. We used representative survey data to construct two large samples, one from the general ...

    In: Humanities and Social Sciences Communications 9 (2022), 1, 12 S. | Marius Leckelt, Johannes König, David Richter, Mitja D. Back, Carsten Schröder
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    A Novel Sampling Strategy for Surveying High Net-Worth Individuals: A Pretest Using the Socio-Economic Panel

    High‐wealth individuals are typically underrepresented or completely missing in population surveys. The lack of comprehensive national registers on high‐wealth individuals in many countries challenged previous attempts to remedy this under‐representation. In a novel research design, we draw on public data on the shareholding structures of companies as a sampling frame. Our design builds on the empirical ...

    In: The Review of Income and Wealth 66 (2020), 4, S. 825-849 | Rainer Siegers, Charlotte Bartels, Martin Kroh, Carsten Schröder, Markus M. Grabka, Johannes König
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    The Economic Research Potentials of the German Socio-Economic Panel Study

    We provide a concise introduction to a household-panel data infrastructure that provides the international research community with longitudinal data of private households in Germany since 1984: the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). We demonstrate the comparative strength of the SOEP data in answering economically-relevant questions by highlighting its diverse and impactful applications throughout ...

    In: German Economic Review 21 (2020), 3, S. 335-371 | Carsten Schröder, Johannes König, Alexandra Fedorets, Jan Goebel, Markus M. Grabka, Holger Lüthen, Maria Metzing, Felicitas Schikora, Stefan Liebig
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