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  • Diskussionspapiere 2016 / 2022

    Parental Leave Benefits and Child Penalties

    I use the universe of tax returns in Germany and a regression kink design to estimate the impact of the benefit amount available to high-earning women after their first childbirth on subsequent within-couple earnings inequality. Lower benefit amounts result in a reduced earnings gap that persists beyond the benefit period for at least nine years after the birth. The longer-term impacts are driven by ...

    2022| Sevrin Waights
  • Diskussionspapiere 2006 / 2022

    Heterogeneous Effects of After-School Care on Child Development

    It is often argued that institutionalized after-school care (ASC) can benefit children lacking adequate homework support at home and, hence, foster equality of opportunity. However, despite considerable policy interest, it is unclear whether these afternoon programs are beneficial for child development and if selection into them is efficient, i.e., whether students benefiting most from the programs ...

    2022| Laura Schmitz
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    Centre-Based Care and Parenting Activities

    We examine the relationship between parenting activities and centre-based care using time diary and survey data for mothers in Germany. While mothers using centre-based care spend significantly less time in the presence of their child, we find that differences in the time spent on specific activities such as reading, talking, and playing with the child are relatively small or zero. The pattern of results ...

    In: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 84 (2022), 6, S. 1356-1379 | Jonas Jessen, C. Katharina Spieß, Sevrin Waights
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    The Long-Run Effects of Sports Club Vouchers for Primary School Children

    Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. While small-scale experiments change behaviors among adults in the short-run, we know little about the effectiveness of large-scale policies or the longer-run impacts due to habit formation among children. To nudge primary school children into a long-term habit of exercising, the German state of Saxony distributed ...

    In: American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 14 (2022), 3, S. 128-165 | Jan Marcus, Thomas Siedler, Nicolas R. Ziebarth
  • SOEPpapers 1159 / 2022

    Physical and Mental Health Changes in the Five Years before and Five Years after Childbirth: A Population-Based Panel Study in First-Time Mothers and Fathers from Germany

    Background: The transition to parenthood is characterized by far-reaching changes in life. However, little prospective-longitudinal evidence from general population samples exists on changes of general physical and mental health in the years around the birth of a child among mothers and fathers. Methods: Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP), this study examined continuous and ...

    2022| Eva Asselmann, Susan Garthus-Niegel, Susanne Knappe, Julia Martini
  • Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

    Increasing employment and family care? A structural analysis of pension and long-term care policy reforms

    We develop a comprehensive life-cycle model of elder parent care and work to evaluate options that address pressing conflicts between pension and long-term care (LTC) policies. Many OECD countries react to challenges of demographic change by increasing LTC by family members (informal care) and raising retirement ages. This intensifies conflicts between paid employment and informal care provision....

    25.11.2021| Björn Fischer
  • Personnel news

    Jonas Jessen has successfully defended his dissertation

    Jonas Jessen, who worked at the Education and Family department, has successfully defended his dissertation at the Freie Universität Berlin. The dissertation with the title "Unintended Consequences and Spill-over Effects of Family Policies: Six Essays in Labour and Family Economics" was supervised by Prof. C. Katharina Spieß (DIW Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin) and Prof. ...

    16.11.2021
  • Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

    The dynamics of informal and formal care supply to parents - a structural model

    In this paper, we estimate a structural dynamic discrete choice model of informal as well as formal care provision, retirement and labor supply. The model allows to assess the dynamic consequences of providing informal care or organizing formal care for parents, e.g., due to reduced wages, pension benefits, or benefits from long-term care insurance. Further, it allows to analyze counterfactual...

    21.07.2021| Björn Fischer
  • Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

    Parental Leave and Discrimination on the Labor Market

    23.06.2021| Katharina Wrohlich
  • Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

    Intergenerational Effects of Grandparental Care on Children and Parents

    Grandparents act as the third biggest care giver besides day care and parental care for children below the age of 6 in most OECD countries. Despite its relevance, the effects of child care provided by grandparents on child and parental outcomes have received little attention in the literature. We investigate the potential impact of grandparental care on children's...

    12.05.2021| Elena Ziege
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