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  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    The Long-term Consequences of Early School Absences for Educational Attainment and Labour Market Outcomes

    School absences can negatively impact a child's schooling, including the loss of teacher-led lessons, peer interactions, and, ultimately, academic achievement. However, little is known about the long-term consequences of school absences for overall educational attainment and labour market outcomes. In this paper, we used data from the 1970 British Cohort Study to examine long-term associations between ...

    In: British Educational Research Journal (2024), im Ersch. [online first: 2024-02-22] | Jascha Dräger, Markus Klein, Edward Sosu
  • SOEPpapers 1206 / 2024

    Schooling and Self-Control

    While there is an established positive relationship between self-control and education, the direction of causality remains a matter of debate. We make a contribution to resolving this issue by exploiting a series of Australian and German educational reforms that increased minimum education requirements as a source of exogenous variation in education levels. Instrumental variables estimates suggest ...

    2024| Deborah A. Cobb-Clark, Sarah C. Dahmann, Daniel A. Kamhöfer, Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch
  • SOEPpapers 1205 / 2024

    The Cost of Fair Pay: How Child Care Work Wages Affect Formal Child Care Hours, Informal Child Care Hours, and Employment Hours

    The debate on the effects of child care policies on household and individual behavior is substantial but lacks a discussion of the unintended consequences of rising wages in the child care work sector. To address this gap in the debate, the relation between rising pay and formal child care hours, informal child care hours, and employment hours is analyzed empirically with a case study on child care ...

    2024| Verena Löffler
  • DIW Weekly Report 9 / 2024

    No Lasting Increase in the Gender Care Gap in Germany after the Coronavirus Pandemic

    The gender care gap, i.e., the difference between the amount of unpaid care work—such as childcare and housework—performed between men and women is comparatively high in Germany: Women take on much more unpaid care work than men. This gap increases consistently when starting a family. At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, many feared that the gender care gap may grow even larger. In ...

    2024| Jonas Jessen, Lavinia Kinne, Katharina Wrohlich
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Life Events and Life Satisfaction: Estimating Effects of Multiple Life Events in Combined Models

    How do life events affect life satisfaction? Previous studies focused on a single event or separate analyses of several events.However, life events are often grouped non-randomly over the lifespan, occur in close succession, and are causally linked,raising the question of how to best analyze them jointly. Here, we used representative German data (SOEP; N = 40,121individuals; n = 41,402 event occurrences) ...

    In: European Journal of Personality (2024), im Ersch. [online first: 2024-02-08] | Michael D. Krämer, Julia M. Rohrer, Richard E. Lucas, David Richter
  • SOEPpapers 1204 / 2024

    Life Events and Life Satisfaction: Estimating Effects of Multiple Life Events in Combined Models

    How do life events affect life satisfaction? Previous studies focused on a single event or separate analyses of several events. However, life events are often grouped non-randomly over the lifespan, occur in close succession, and are causally linked, raising the question of how to best analyze them jointly. Here, we used representative German data (SOEP; N = 40,121 individuals; n = 41,402 event occurrences) ...

    2024| Michael D. Krämer, Julia M. Rohrer, Richard E. Lucas, David Richter
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Education and Pandemic SARS-CoV-2 Infections in the German Working Population: The Mediating Role of Working from Home

    Objectives SARS-CoV-2 infections were unequally distributed during the pandemic, with those in disadvantaged socioeconomic positions being at higher risk. Little is known about the underlying mechanism of this association. This study assessed to what extent educational differences in SARS-CoV-2 infections were mediated by working from home.Methods We used data of the German working population derived ...

    In: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health (2024), im Ersch. [online first: 2024-02-12] | Benjamin Wachtler, Florian Beese, Ibrahim Demirer, Sebastian Haller, Timo-Kolja Pförtner, Morten Wahrendorf, Markus M Grabka, Jens Hoebel
  • Diskussionspapiere 2068 / 2024

    The Broken Elevator: Declining Absolute Mobility of Living Standards in Germany

    This study provides the first absolute income mobility estimates for postwar Germany. Using various micro data sources, we uncover a steep decline in absolute mobility rates from 81 percent to 59 percent for children’s birth cohorts 1962 through 1988. This trend is robust across different ages, family sizes, measurement methods, copulas, and data sources. Across the parental income distribution, we ...

    2024| Timm Bönke, Astrid Harnack-Eber, Holger Lüthen
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Health of Parents, Their Children's Labor Supply, and the Role of Migrant Care Workers

    In: Journal of Labor Economics (2024) im Ersch. | Wolfgang Frimmel, Martin Halla, Jörg Paetzold, Julia Schmieder
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    SOEP-LEE2: Linking Surveys on Employees to Employers in Germany

    This article presents the new linked employee-employer study of the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP-LEE2), which offers new research opportunities for various academic fields. In particular, the study contains two waves of an employer survey for persons in dependent work that is also linkable to the SOEP, a large representative German annual household panel (SOEP-LEE2-Core). Moreover, SOEP-LEE2 includes ...

    In: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik (2024), im Ersch. [Online first: 2023-07-25] | Wenzel Matiaske, Torben Dall Schmidt, Christoph Halbmeier, Martina Maas, Doris Holtmann, Carsten Schröder, Tamara Böhm, Stefan Liebig, Alexander S. Kritikos
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