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SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Intergenerational Returns to Migration: Evidence from Italian Immigrants Worldwide

Using a unique administrative dataset on Italians living abroad, we estimate the effect of parental migration on the education, employment and income opportunities of descendants in the host country. We compare Italian second-generation immigrants with Italians residing in Italy having similar observable characteristics, such as age, sex, Italian region of origin and...

04.05.2022| Chiara Malavasi, Centre for European Economic Research - ZEW, University of Mannheim
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

Information, preferences, and household demand for school value-added

04.04.2022| Cristian Pop-Eleches (Columbia University)
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

Social Media and Allyship in the Black Lives Matter Movement

07.03.2022| Sulin Sardoschau (Humboldt University of Berlin)
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The Transition to Grandparenthood: No Consistent Evidence for Change in the Big Five Personality Traits and Life Satisfaction

Intergenerational relations have received close attention in the context of population aging and increased childcare provision by grandparents. However, few studies have investigated the psychological consequences of becoming a grandparent. In a preregistered test of grandparenthood as a developmental task in middle and older adulthood, we used representative panel data from the Netherlands (N = 563) ...

In: European Journal of Personality im Ersch. (2022), [Online first: 2022-08-16] | Michael D. Krämer, Manon A. van Scheppingen, William J. Chopik, David Richter
DIW Roundup 140 / 2022

The Impact of Price Display on Financial Decisions

Credit decisions play an important role for the economic wellbeing of households. However, the complexity of products and varying price information display makes it hard for consumers to navigate this field. Empirical evidence has important implications for consumer protection policies, as many people fail to make optimal choices for themselves and struggle to understand credit cost information. Presenting ...

2022| Antonia Gipp
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Information Provision and Postgraduate Studies

This is the first paper to examine experimentally effects of information provision on beliefs about pecuniary and non-pecuniary returns of postgraduate education, enrolment intentions and realized enrolment. We find that our treatment causally affects beliefs measured six months after treatment. The effects on beliefs differ by gender and academic background, and we find that stated enrolment intentions ...

In: Economica 89 (2022), 355, S. 627-646 | Jan Berkes, Frauke Peter, C. Katharina Spieß, Felix Weinhardt
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Marriage, the Risk of Overeducation, and Selection into Both: Evidence from Germany

Two competing theories of social support and role specialization have been invoked to explain how marital status affects labour market outcomes. Whereas evidence of beneficial labour market outcomes among married men and employed married women favours a social support perspective, evidence of married women’s reduced labour market participation corresponds to a role specialization perspective. We make ...

In: European Sociological Review 38 (2022), 1, S. 73–87 | Maik Hamjediers, Paul Schmelzer
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Locus of Control and Investment in Training

We extend standard models of work-related training by explicitly incorporating workers’ locus of control into the investment decision through the returns they expect. Our model predicts that higher internal control results in increased take-up of general, but not specific, training. This prediction is empirically validated using data from the German Socioeconomic Panel (SOEP). We provide empirical ...

In: Journal of Human Resources 57 (2022), 4, S. 1311-1349 | Marco Caliendo, Deborah A. Cobb-Clark, Cosima Obst, Helke Seitz, Arne Uhlendorf
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Socioeconomic Position and Sars-Cov-2 Infections: Seroepidemiological Findings from a German Nationwide Dynamic Cohort

Background Evidence on the relationship between socioeconomic position (SEP) and infections with SARS-CoV-2 is still limited as most of the available studies are ecological in nature. This is the first German nationwide study to examine differences in the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infections according to SEP at the individual level.Methods The ‘CORONA-MONITORING bundesweit’ (RKI-SOEP) study is a seroepidemiological ...

In: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health (2022), im Ersch. [online first: 2021-09] | Jens Hoebel, Markus M Grabka, Carsten Schröder, Sebastian Haller, Hannelore Neuhauser, Benjamin Wachtler, Lars Schaade, Stefan Liebig, Claudia Hövener, Sabine Zinn
DIW Weekly Report 37 / 2022

Consumer Debt: Many Borrowers Unaware of Their Interest Rates; Cost Display Influences Likelihood of Accepting Credit Scenario

The consumer debt of households in Germany totals in the triple-digit billions and is characterized by a wide range of interest rates. Despite the high volume of debt, many people do not know the terms of their consumer credit contracts. This report analyzes new survey data on general knowledge about typical forms of consumer credit, such as the overdraft facility and consumer loans. Women tend to ...

2022| Antonia Gipp, Jana Hamdan, Lukas Menkhoff
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